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The Secret, Silent Wind Power Peril (Part I: The General Problem)

By Helen Schwiesow Parker -- February 7, 2017

“From a distance, many view the massive turbines as majestic – as a clean, seemingly quiet and free source of endless energy. To numerous residents clustered within 2km (1.25 miles) or more of the pulsing machines, however, the Industrial-scale Wind Turbines (IWT) bring strangely debilitating illness – incapacitating for some, yet scoffed at by the Big Wind industry.”

“Common sense tells us that a forty-story-tall metal structure with blades as long as football fields moving at 180 mph at their tips would negatively impact quiet neighborhoods, pastoral and wilderness areas. But the extent and severity of the IWT’s effect on body, mind and spirit comes as a surprise to most people.”

Schools and airlines have become highly responsive to people with peanut sensitivities – going so far as to ban peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil and related items. 

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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: February 6, 2017

By -- February 6, 2017

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

The “Wind and Solar Will Save Us” Delusion

Proposed Wyoming Bill Outlaws Wind Energy

Wind Energy – A Runaway Failure for Nearly 4 Decades

Coal Plants Shutdown Raised Electricity Rates, & Fails to Reduce Pollution

“Green Champion” China is Building New European Coal Plants

Japan plans to build 45 new coal power plants in next decade

Wind farms killing more bats than expected

Solar project annually uses 1.4 Billion cu ft of gas

Excellent Comments at local wind energy meeting in NY

The Environmental Left and Keystone XL

How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

Climate change is being used as political hobgoblin

Excellent Three Part Essay: How Climate Works

NOAA Doubles Down On Extreme SLR Prediction (8+ feet)!

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Dakota Access Pipeline: Leaking the Facts

By David Hutzelman -- February 3, 2017

“So, first thing to understand that what’s taking place there is the—everybody else acknowledging what some of us have known for a long time, which is that frontline communities, and particularly indigenous people, have been in the forefront of this climate fight. They were in the Keystone fight, and now clearly in the Dakotas. They’re holding the line against something that threatens not only their reservation, but threatens the whole planet. We do not—we cannot pump more oil. We’ve got to stop opening up new reserves.”

Bill McKibben, September 30, 2016

Bypassing the hysterical anti-fossil fuel tirades which seemingly characterize the majority of the non-Indian pipeline protesters, there are some seemingly plausible claims about the legality and safety of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and its route.

Regarding safety, it is relevant to remember that the crude oil which this one-thousand-mile pipeline will transport is now being carried in railroad tank cars, which are relatively more susceptible to spills and will be supplanted.

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U.S. Wind Energy Policy: Correcting the Abuse in 100 Days (Introduction)

By -- February 2, 2017
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The Global Warming Policy Foundation (UK): More Pertinent than Ever

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- February 1, 2017
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Federal Energy Efficiency Mandates: DOE’s End Run vs. the Public Interest (Part II)

By Mark Krebs and Tom Tanton -- January 31, 2017
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Federal Energy Efficiency Mandates: DOE’s End Run vs. the Public Interest (Part I)

By Mark Krebs and Tom Tanton -- January 30, 2017
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Lord Monckton’s Ten for Trump and America (climate disengagement at hand)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 27, 2017
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Georgia Power’s Nuclear Fiasco: ‘The Stipulated Settlement Should be Rejected’

By Jim Clarkson -- January 26, 2017
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‘The Last Days of Night’ (book review)

By William Mogel -- January 25, 2017
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