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AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: August 26, 2013

By -- August 26, 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.


Greed Energy Economics:

Wind Energy: Only When the Wind Blows and the Subsidies Flow

Wind Energy Curtailment

Wind and Solar are Parasitic Power Producers

It’s Not Gridlock That is Blocking a Carbon Tax, It’s Science and Economics

Radio Interview: Massachusetts’ Cape Wind — Beginning of the End

Turbine Health Matters:

Vermont Suggests Fines, More Sound Monitoring For Wind Project

Wind industry ignores, makes up the facts

A good set of short Turbine health videos

A new invention to clean fossil fuel pollution

Sand Is The Latest Front In The War On Fracking

Turbine Wildlife:

Bird mortality: spilling the glass

Obama’s Climate Plan Would Kill Hundreds Of Millions Of Birds And Bats


Miscellaneous Energy:

How to win the wind energy war

A list of key materials needed in a typical 3 MW turbine

Parsing Through the Wind Energy Sector’s PR

Esther Wrightman – Eagles, Activism and NextEra

DOE Misdirection on Wind Energy

63 Ontario communities declare themselves to be unwilling turbine hosts

Renewable Energy: Not So Bright Lights

Ill Wind Blows for German Offshore Industry

Japan Extracts Gas from Methanes

A very short video about energy, steam and CO2

Europe Pulls the Plug on its Green Future

Wind farms creating an environmental divide

Federal appeals court rules against Vermont’s efforts to close nuclear plant

Court says Agency violating the law regarding Yucca Mountain

Yarmouth board denies solar panel permit

Is Greenpeace Deliberately Misleading Or Simply Deluded?

Mafia Involvement with Wind Energy

Europe: a Green Energy basket Case

What’s wrong with Energy in Ontario?

Conservatives for carbon tax campaign faltering

IPCC doubles down: 95% sure on AGW, but…

Green Energy is Part of the Past, not Fuel for the Future

Don’t believe claims about wind energy

Access to energy Not the Entire Story

Energy Strategy — Begin with Density


Manmade Global Warming Articles —

Scientists and Motivated Reasoning

Who Are The Deniers?

Astronaut Walter Cunningham and Restoring Climate Science Integrity

Rise in Violence linked to Poor Statistics

Global Warming as Faith

Climate Realism and Social Realism

PR 101: Rebranding Global Warming

Mann Made Science (simply amazing)

Cutting soot and methane may not give hoped-for climate help

Warming Up To Warming? — a fascinating interview

Why Did Sea Level Drop in 2010?

“The Inconvenient Truth” Global Warming Revisited

It’s Time to Restore EPA’s Original Purpose

NASA Images Illustrate Sun as a Driver of Global Warming

Carbon dioxide: The “gas of life”

2013 is a record low year for U.S. tornadoes

Another Bizarre Form Of “The Science is Settled” Claim In The Climate Debate

What is Post Normal Science (PNS)?

Environmental Sciences Independent Peer Review Institute

Climate change violence study exposes ethical problems in science and the media

Limiting Scientific Debate at AGU


Other Articles of General Interest —

Smoking Them Out: The theft of the Environment

A Black Senator explains why he switched to be a Republican

Putting Bicycles Ahead Of People


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.]

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:

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

One Comment for “AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: August 26, 2013”

  1. PA Pundits - International  

    Recent Energy And Environmental News – August 26th 2013…

    By John Droz, Jr. ~ This is the latest newsletter from physicist John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: Wind Energy: Only When the Wind Blows and the Subsidies Flow Wind Energy Curtailment Wind and Solar are Parasitic Power Producers It’s Not Gridlock That is Block…


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