AWED Friends:

The newest edition of the Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now online (a day later than normal, due to yesterday being Labor Day in the US). 

A major recent development was the much anticipated US DOE Report. Although there were good parts, I thought it could have been much stronger. These are my observations. Other good commentaries are: here, herehere, here, and here.

BTW, longtime readers know that one of my key themes is that lobbyists (e.g. AWEA) have an inordinate influence on our energy and environmental policies. Watch this TV interview (of the author of the new book “The Business of America is Lobbying”) — who makes some great points that directly apply to our situation.

This Newsletter also has a special section on Hurricane Harvey — with several articles dispelling the claim that this is a global warming event. Here is a good article about helping these unfortunate people. I recommend a donation to an established charity, with low operating expenses — like this.

Some of the more interesting energy articles in this issue are:

Some of the more informative Global Warming articles in this issue are:
Naomi Oreskes: VooDoo Scholarship

John Droz, jr.
physicist & citizen advocate

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PPS: I am not an attorney, so no material appearing in any of the Newsletters (or our website) should be construed as giving legal advice. My recommendation has always been: consult a competent attorney when you are involved with legal issues.