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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 7, 2013

By -- October 7, 2013

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local 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 a wealth of energy and environmental 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.


US Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC):

Wind industry lobbying for another extension of PTC

Dr. Michaels Testifies against the PTC in Congress

House Hearing on PTC

Wind Subsidies, déjà vu

Credits to Spur Renewable Energy Sources Seen Set to End

Several organizations protest against the wind PTC

GOP questions need for wind farm tax credit

Greed Energy Economics:

Renewables Religion is Dangerous — “it’s insanity”

Are we prepared to accept the cost of moving to renewables?

Let’s calculate the true cost of wind power

Wind investments blow Pickens off the Forbes 400 list

Dollar Migration Amounts for each US state

German Economics Experts Say Enough to Costly ‘Green” Energy

Germany’s Green Dream Costs Spiral Out of Control

Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ Puts Climate Change Scientists On the Spot

They’ve gone too far to admit they were wrong

NYSERDA finances under scrutiny by comptroller, inspector general

Housing values plummet in shadow of turbine developments

The tax-exemption rip-off

Bishop of Newcastle hits out at wind turbine tourism damage

Chinese typhoon knocks out 17 wind turbines

Ontario is Michigan’s and New York’s best friend

Ontario Failing Like Europe

Rhode Island is being had by Deepwater Wind

Turbine Health Matters:

Never Stops, Never Stops. Headache. Help!

Wind project pollutes nearby water supplies

Dr. Alex Salt responds regarding wind turbine noise

Residents file federal action against Keyser wind development

Court: Ten Turbines Must be Taken Down

NYS Association of Towns urge state officials to consider health impacts of low-frequency noise

Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Developers Ditch Disputed Minn. Wind Project (w video)

Wind Energy Gets Away with Murder

Windfarm Mortality: Environmental Disinformation

Wind project could kill dozens of endangered bats

National Audubon: By The Numbers

Miscellaneous Energy News:

Metal requirements of low-carbon power generation

Non-renewable Renewables

A good study on wind energy intermittency, by a scientist

Four Numbers Say Wind and Solar Can’t Save Climate

Wind Energy: Chalk It Up as a Loss

Climate Tech Costly, Unproven

Velocity rises in wind-power debate

Ron Binz’ German Dream

Binz nomination in trouble — good!

Connecticut Moratorium On Wind Power Holds

EPA Mandates That New Coal Plants Prevent Nonexistent Climate Problem With Unavailable Solution

What is Energy?

More Articles about the IPCC Report:

Scientific Study Shows Why Climate Change is Not a Crisis

Top MIT scientist: Newest UN climate report is ‘hilariously’ flawed

IPCC: Fixing the Facts

IPCC diagnosis – permanent paradigm paralysis

The IPCC Is Pretty Much Dead Wrong

IPCC brings the good name of science into disrepute

Warmism’s Bellowing Dinosaurs

The Political Science of Global Warming

Climate of Uncertainty

Global Warming and the Chilling of Politics

Warming Up for Another Climate-Change Report

Global warming alarmism is no longer scientifically or politically sustainable

Global warmism and the antiscientific method

Some Other Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Obama’s coming climate crackdown

Climate policy needs the element of fear…

James Hansen’s Many and Varied False Alarms

The Climate-Change Circus

Alarmists Are In Way Over Their Heads On Rising Ocean Claims

Sea Level Rise: Climate Change and an Ocean of Natural Variability

Is ocean acidification the new global warming?

Antarctic Ice Sets Another Record

Climate Change Ice Capped

The Goreham – Taylor Global Warming Debate

What Conservatives Can Teach Liberals About Global Warming Policy

Dams provide “ecological and engineering resilience” to AGW

EPA’s Emissions Rule Would Likely Increase Carbon Dioxide

The Movie: An Inconsistent Truth

Australia Shows Us the Way

Australia Nixes Climate Change Ministry

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 hot political issue.]

Please pass this information on to other open-minded, science-oriented people. If you know anyone who would like to periodically like to get AWED emailings, please email me.

Thank you for your support.

Prior issues of the AWED newsletter at MR:

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


  1. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – October 7th 2013…

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ This is the latest newsletter from John Droz. Thank you for the MANY very supportive comments I’ve received about my upcoming talk to Congress (still scheduled for next Thursday: 10/17). The Congressional presentation is open…


  2. Kelly  

    Public education is a must! We should raise the knowledge of the people about this problem.


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