AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 28, 2013
By John Droz, Jr. -- October 28, 2013
The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of more than 10,000 individuals and organizations interested in improving government energy & environmental policies. Our basic position is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science. It’s all spelled out at WiseEnergy.org, which is an exceptional collection of helpful resources.
A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every 3 weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and environmental matters. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.
Greed Energy Economics:
American Renewable Energy — a National Kamikaze Mission?
Utility CEOs Call for End to Subsidies for Wind, Solar Power
Assessing the Cost of Wind Energy (Which was then followed up by this MR article, with good comments.)
Wind Power Costs in U.S. Are Six Times Higher Than Claimed
What Does it Really Cost Utility Customers to Subsidize Renewables?
European Economic Stability Threatened By Renewable Energy Subsidies
Rush to deploy clean energy tech is costly recipe for failure
Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment Consensus
Electricity Demand, GDP, and Energy Policy
Green Energy Swan Turning into Ugly Duckling
How to lose half a trillion dollars
Is our green energy dream falling apart?
UK PM: “We need to roll back some of the green regulations and charges”
Ontario Citizens on the hook for a wasted Billion±
Ontario Sacks Large-Scale Wind
A Classic: False claim of “homes served” by wind energy
Turbine Health Matters:
Major GMA report on Wind Turbine Syndrome
Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste
University of Waterloo Health Study results
Citizens win round one legal victory
Citizens petition Massachusetts Health Agency for support
A citizen’s complaints about a nearby wind project
Wind project is dismantled
Turbine Wildlife Matters:
Why isn’t the wind industry subject to the Eagle Protection Act?
Wind turbines: Birds at risk from growing wind power in Indiana
Miscellaneous Energy News:
Dismantling the West’s Energy-Climate Paradigm
Intermittency of UK Wind Power Generation
Follow the Money — Constitutional Barriers to Renewable Energy in the US
A former wind energy professional criticizes wind energy developers
Will Cooling Temperature Take The Wind Out Of Failed Energy Policies?
Forty Years After OPEC Embargo, U.S. Is Energy Giant
OPEC and our energy sustainability
Fallacious claims prop up ethanol
API files suit against EPA’s unrealistic 2013 ethanol requirements
Koch Brother Wages 12-Year Fight Over Cape Wind
Hitting the right notes, but singing the wrong song
Major steps forward for renewable Ocean Thermal Energy
A Classic: The Myth of Renewable Energy
NYS Wind Project Cancelled
Using ‘Sue and Settle’ to Thwart Oil and Gas Drillers
Why Electric Vehicles Have Stalled
Some US Fracking History
As Anti-Fracking Attitudes Evolve, What Will Industry Do?
You shouldn’t fear fracking — here’s why
I had an extensive interview on It’s Rainmaking Time
Manmade Global Warming Articles:
ScienceDirect Study Disputes Accuracy of IPCC Models
The climate alarmists have lost the debate…
IPCC violated 72 of 89 relevant scientific forecasting principles
Does Global Warming Science Matter?
Climate Alarmists Seek Shelter From Public Storm
Scientists like to think of science as self-correcting — it is not
Cold spell near? Geologist digs deeper on climate change
Surprising insights about Global Warming and Renewable Energy from a Congressional candidate — who happens to be a MIT physicist
Socialist Science in the Climate Science Neighborhood
Why climate change is good for the world
The Positive Externalities of Carbon Dioxide
Antarctic Ice reaches a record high — contrary to IPCC models
The Science Fiction of IPCC Climate Models
Bill McKibben and Do The Math
Our proposed national energy slogan is “All of the Sensible” (in contrast to the absurd “All of the Above”). Once legislators have grasped that concept, the foolishness of the “leveling the playing field” idea also becomes apparent. (Should the 18-wheeler trucks and golf cart playing field be leveled?) Additionally we should be using the term “unreliables” when speaking of renewables. Please pass these on. [US citizens should make sure to get up-to-speed with what is on our PTCFacts.Info pages, as the PTC is still a political issue.]
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Prior issues of the AWED newsletter at MR:
October 7, 2013
September 16, 2013
August 26, 2013
August 5, 2013
July 15, 2013
June 24, 2013
June 3, 2013
May 15, 2013
April 23, 2013
April 1, 2013
March 11, 2013,
February 18, 2013
January 21, 2013