The North Carolina House passed the important Sea Level Rise bill that I have been telling you about. It now is waiting on the Governor. If you want to hear the interesting discussion by the legislators, start at 46:00. Here is a sample newspaper story.
Please watch this short, though-provoking video.
Some recent energy articles of interest —
Superior overview of wind energy.
More reports about greed energy economics:
World’s largest turbine manufacturer facing possible bankruptcy.
The US House Energy Committee delivers a blistering report about the 1603 wind energy subsidy program: Where Are The Jobs? Interestingly, almost everything there applies to the PTC program.
Really good news: The Wind Industry is Leaving the US.
A good article about ending the mindless pursuit of unreliable, inefficient, and uneconomical renewable energy at any cost.
An interesting discussion of the economics of energy efficiency.
A good site about the RGGI situation (in US Northeast).
NYS IDA fails to create jobs (e.g. with wind energy)
More reports about turbine health matters:
Wind noise regulations pits scientists against politicians.
Canadian government will study turbine acoustics.
Turbine neighbors are lab rats.
In searching for a different study on low-frequency noise effects, I came across four reports plus a good page that I don’t recall seeing before:
4 – Hearing at Low Frequencies, and
5 – this acoustics page.
More reports about turbine wildlife matters:
Superb article about turbine bird deaths.
Miscellaneous energy reports:
Obama’s new energy plan.
A superior letter to FAA about the issues of flying and wind turbines.
An interesting lawsuit against Bloom.
Some people have asked for an explanation of Higgs Bosen. This piece may help, but I’d say not to worry about it — we have real world issues right in front of us.
Some recent global warming articles of interest —
Some scientists say it was much hotter before.
A worthwhile discussion of climate models, confidence, etc.
Research Council of Norway advocates changes in climate science.
Not sure whether I listed this before, but even so it deserves a repeat. It is an insightful discussion about the tactics used by some scientists to sell the global warming hypothesis.
US Leads EU in CO2 Reductions (read the good comments).
Some other recent articles of general interest —
“Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured …. but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.” — Ben Stein
Note: if you are a member of AMS (American Meteorological Society) please email Russell Cook as he is in need of your assistance.
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Thank you for your support.
John Droz, Jr.
Physicist and Environmental Advocate
Fellow: American Tradition Institute (http://www.atinstitute.org)