Energy & Environmental Newsletter: April 23, 2018

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:

Why some rural communities are fighting back against wind development

Wind turbines delivering next to nothing to grid despite hysteria

Environmental activists ignore energy security realities

America’s Next Energy Crisis

Short video: Overcoming Bias in Energy Conversations

The World Bank’s anti-energy policy betrays its core development mission

Offshore Wind States: Beware

Wind Projects Worry Federal Meteorologist

Environmental justice and the expanding geography of wind power conflicts

Duke Energy Considering Extending Nuclear Plant Life to 80 years

Study: Wind turbines impact bat activity, leading to high losses of habitat

Study: Gone with the Wind – Wind Development and Raptors

All wind energy avian mortality research and reporting is just deception

Solar panels could be a source of GenX and other perflourinated contaminants

Study: Model falsifiability and climate slow modes

IPCC report deleted uncertainties about human caused climate change

Climate Change, Catastrophe, Regulation and the Social Cost of Carbon

Climate Change Wackos Exposed in California Court

Four Questions on Climate Change

DDP: Ten Key Questions about Climate Change

A Challenge to the American Planning Association (re Sustainability)

Startling New Discovery Could Destroy Global Warming Doomsday Forecasts

Scott Pruitt – Warrior for Science

Crushing the Global Warming Cult at the EPA

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks

Will advances in groundwater science force a paradigm shift in sea level rise attribution?

Peer Review — Why Skepticism is Essential

The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science

 

Greed Energy Economics:

Wind turbines affect property values

Wind Turbines vs Property Rights

Time for Industrial Wind to pay its fair share of Oklahoma’s education costs

NH energy strategy shifts from subsidizing renewables to lowering rates

Offshore Wind Surge Threatens Merchant Generator Profits

NextEra selling Ontario wind & solar assets

Solar facilities receive more cash from green subsidies than selling the energy they produce

Court Sees if Church Solar Panels Break Electricity Monopoly

NY PSC eyes plan to offer incentives for wind energy companies

U.S. Wind Power Slows Despite Tax Policy Meant to Boost It

Oklahoma wind tax reform pitched despite litigation threat

 

Turbine Health Matters:

Indiana Town takes aim at wind turbines: approves 38 DBa Noise limit

Calculating absolute minimum safety margins around wind turbines

 

Renewable Energy Destroying Ecosystems:

Study: Wind turbines impact bat activity, leading to high losses of habitat use in a biodiversity hotspot

Study: Gone with the Wind – Wind Development and Raptors

All wind energy avian mortality research and reporting is just deception

Solar panels could be a source of GenX and other perflourinated contaminants

VA Solar Facility is Turning a Local River Brown

Decommissioning old turbines becoming a ‘Big New Problem’

How fishermen could thwart Cuomo’s offshore wind master plan

Science’s ‘irreproducibility crisis’ is a public policy crisis too

 

Miscellaneous Energy News:

Why some rural communities are fighting back against wind development

Wind turbines delivering next to nothing to grid despite hysteria

Environmental activists ignore energy security realities

America’s Next Energy Crisis

Short video: Overcoming Bias in Energy Conversations

The World Bank’s anti-energy policy betrays its core development mission

Offshore Wind States: Beware

Wind Projects Worry Federal Meteorologist

Environmental justice and the expanding geography of wind power conflicts

Duke Energy Considering Extending Nuclear Plant Life to 80 years

Tennessee legislators pass their first state wind regulation law: HB 1731

Amazon Wind Project interference with military radar remains a concern

Fort Drum JLUS Report (with much about wind energy)

In Sweden, wind turbines and military aircraft battle for airspace

Fracking, BREXIT and an oil and gas shale bonanza

Tomorrow’s Grim, Global, Green Dictatorship

Archive: Research points to serious under-reporting of wind turbine fires

Chautauqua County (NY) says No to Big Wind

Cuomo’s renewable flop continues

Wind industry mogul claims to be giving up on Vermont

Short Video: Energy Images Are Deceiving

Contesting energy transitions: wind power and conflicts in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Sierra Club Likes Offshore Wind – Just Not This New Jersey One

Why NY Ocean Wind Project Decision Will Be Biggest Ever

New York set to become a leading hub for offshore wind?

Green Insanity: Offshore Wind Project Cost Mind-Boggling $10K Per KW

Apple Falsely Claims it Uses ‘100-Percent Renewable’ Energy

Activists’ letter to FERC re gas pipelines — use for wind energy

US Wind Turbine Database (AWEA, LBNL)

The Seriousness of the Hydro One Purchase of Avista

Duke Energy Considering Extending Nuclear Plant Life to 80 years

India slashes plans for new nuclear reactors by two-thirds

NuScale eyes first SMR module by 2020

The World’s First Floating Nuclear Facility

 

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Study: Model falsifiability and climate slow modes

IPCC report deleted uncertainties about human caused climate change

Climate Change, Catastrophe, Regulation and the Social Cost of Carbon

Climate Change Wackos Exposed in California Court

Four Questions on Climate Change

DDP: Ten Key Questions about Climate Change

A Challenge to the American Planning Association (re Sustainability)

Startling New Discovery Could Destroy Global Warming Doomsday Forecasts

Scott Pruitt – Warrior for Science

Crushing the Global Warming Cult at the EPA

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks

Will advances in groundwater science force a paradigm shift in sea level rise attribution?

Peer Review — Why Skepticism is Essential

The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science

Please consider signing this petition in support of the EPA’s good work

EPA 2017 Environmental Justice Report (Executive Summary)

EPA Gives North Dakota Power to Regulate CO2 Storage Wells

Interesting Twitter Thread: Roger Pielke, jr. and AGW Alarmists

Swiss Climate Institute Director: “Absurd” To Call CO2 “Pollutant

Top Climate Scientist: CO2 Model Assumptions “Invalid”…”Natural Climatic Variations Dominate”!

Scientist finds a warming error in satellite data, contradicts IPCC models

Which is the Most Accurate Satellite-Derived Temperature Dataset?

A Climate Science Tutorial Prepared for Hon. William Alsup

If California v. BP Implodes via Insufficient Evidence, so can NYC v. BP

Climate Change on Trial

EU carbon market emissions rise for first time in 7 years in 2017

Investors stunned over oil producer’s climate-change exemption

Does the Greenhouse Gas CO2 cool the climate?

Who Are the Real Science Deniers? It’s a Given

Archive: How simple physics demolishes the Greenhouse effect

Republicans more persuasive than scientists on climate change

U.S. Republican & Independent Climate Skepticism Spreading

Sea level rise acceleration (or not): Part VII U.S. coastal impacts

 

See Prior AWED Newsletters

 

Attachments area

Preview YouTube video Overcoming bias in conversations — Alex Epstein

Overcoming bias in conversations — Alex Epstein

Preview YouTube video Chautauqua County says No to Big Wind

Chautauqua County says No to Big Wind

 

 

 

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