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Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 18, 2017

By -- December 18, 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.

This is our final issue for 2017. Thanks for your support and efforts that helped make 2017 a successful year!

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Six-Month Investigation: In the Shadow of Wind Projects
Peer-reviewed study: Why Wind Turbine Sounds are Annoying, and Why it Matters
Court Finds Wind Turbine Noise Exposure a ‘Pathway to Disease’
Are Big Wind Firms Actually “Subsidy Miners”?
Final US Tax Bill is favorable to Wind Energy
France: 1.2 to 3.3 million bats destroyed by wind turbines
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Project Is Terminated
What a local legislator learned from dealing with wind turbines
Wind+Gas = the Death of Wind
Study: Roadmap to Nowhere
For a huge ‘peace dividend,’ end the war on fossil fuels
End the “War on Coal”
A Leading Environmentalist: Why I Changed My Mind About Nuclear
Advanced Nuclear Finds a More Welcome Home in Canada
New US wind energy rules regarding the military: minor improvements
Revisiting The Endangerment Finding
A Veneer of Certainty Stoking Climate Alarm
Pruitt Guaranteeing Debate on Climate Soon
A new paper shows why the climate policy debate is broken
Another Global Warming Study Casts Doubt On Media’s Climate Change Fairy Tale
The relationship between Physics and Philosophy
Death of Science Journalism

Greed Energy Economics:
Final US Tax Bill is favorable to Wind Energy
Who Saved US Solar Energy & Wind Energy Tax Credits?
Are Big Wind Firms Actually “Subsidy Miners”?
Wind Energy and Tax Reform— It’s Past Due
Study: The Effect of Solar and Wind Power Variability on their Relative Price
Study: Why Wind Is Not Coal: On the Economics of Electricity Generation
Fishermen Fear Damage From Wind Projects Along The Eastern Seaboard
A utility company gamed the system for $100m±
US Turbine Fiberglas plan shuts down
NYS Solar Facility – $250k± per job
Costs estimated for fixing Puerto Rico’s grid, including wind and solar
Foreign control of land worrisome

Turbine Health Matters:
Six Month Investigation: In the Shadow of Wind Projects
Peer-reviewed study: Why Wind Turbine Sounds are Annoying, and Why it Matters
Court Finds Wind Turbine Noise Exposure a ‘Pathway to Disease’
Noise Ruling: Summary of the Effect of the Medical and Scientific Evidence
Two Courts Uphold Wind Turbine Noise Limits

Renewable Energy Destroying Ecosystems:
France: 1.2 to 3.3 million bats destroyed by wind turbines
Hawaii wind project seeks to increase allowed number of bat deaths
Researchers study impact of turbines on golden eagles
Fracking is not the cause of increased seismic activity

Miscellaneous Energy News:
What a local legislator learned from dealing with wind turbines
Wind+Gas = the Death of Wind
Study: Roadmap to Nowhere
For a huge ‘peace dividend,’ end the war on fossil fuels
End the “War on Coal”
A Leading Environmentalist: Why I Changed My Mind About Nuclear
Advanced Nuclear Finds a More Welcome Home in Canada
New US wind energy rules regarding the military: minor improvements
Revisiting The Endangerment Finding
Quick Lessons on Wind Energy
FERC gets new chairman as nuclear, coal vote looms
Britain Starts Dismantling Wind Projects
First Poland, then Germany, now Spain resists coal phase-out
Why is Asia Returning to Coal?
The War on the Internal Combustion Engine
Good news: here’s why we won’t run out of minerals (including oil)
US Economy and our National Security Dependent on Rare Earths
Citizens Sue Town Board Members Over Wind Energy Approval
Swanton (VT) Wind lesson: If you want change, get involved
After New Wind Law – Developers Cancel Landowners Leases
EU member states will soon be free from national targets for renewable energy
NDAA language could help military officials point out turbine risks earlier
Blockchain, Bitcoin and SolarCoin
ALEC Bows to Corporate Greenness
Sorry Wind and Solar, America Needs Reliable Power
Wind Projects still banned in Fulton County
Study: Global Warming to Weaken Wind Resources

Special Section on Offshore Wind Energy:
Massachusetts Offshore Wind Project Is Terminated
(One month earlier: Cape Wind Fight Spins On)
Some major legal and technical issues with offshore wind energy
Delaware Residents Express Pros and Cons of Offshore Wind
Some corrosion issues with offshore wind turbines
Maine coastal town’s leaders vote to oppose offshore wind project
Offshore Wind: Rough Waters for Great Lakes wind project

Manmade Global Warming Articles:
A Veneer of Certainty Stoking Climate Alarm
Pruitt Guaranteeing Debate on Climate Soon
A new paper shows why the climate policy debate is broken
Death of Science Journalism
The relationship between Physics and Philosophy
Another Global Warming Study Casts Doubt On Media’s Climate Change Fairy Tale
Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the culture of the EPA
The Decay in Climate Science
Excellent Book on Climate: Mirrors and Mazes
Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast?
The green press distorts what happened at the climate summit
Global Warming: A record supply of food was grown this year
The blessings of climate change
Why Democrats Lose on Global Warming
Study: no acceleration in global warming, climate sensitivity to CO2 too high
Climate Scientists Harassing Women–Matt Lauer, Meet Michael Mann
Causes of Recent Active Hurricane Season are Identified
Climate alarmists try to divert funds to pet projects
Greenpeace founder on why we shouldn’t buy into ‘global warming’ claims
Professor’s defamation lawsuit puts chill in atmosphere of climate scientists
Lengthy Investigation finds two scientists committed scientific misconduct
A formal system of Quality Control for environmental policy-science needed
Oceans’ Cooling Trend Continues
New Paper Questions Paris Agreement’s Dubious Temperature Limits
How Do You Make Sea Level Rise When and Where It Doesn’t?
Wind energy development is lowering winds and adversely affecting climate
Another good Summary of the 2014 APS Climate Change Workshop
Global Warming: Fake News From the Start

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