Scientifically Sound Solutions Not Palliative Political Pablum

Posted on Mon 06/28/2010 by

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By John Droz jr –   physicist & environmental advocate
Recent Energy News

This is the latest issue of my informal, free collection of recent electrical energy-related developments. Since we are daily inundated with material coming out on this topic, I am trying to present a digest summary of the most pertinent applicable information. My bias is for articles that are: scientific, independent, informative, constructive, and/or well-written. (I would STRONGLY recommend that you SAVE these emails, as you might need links to some good articles in the future.)
My message is: Scientifically Sound Solutions not Palliative Political Pablum
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It might be a good idea if we put together a master list of people who have expertise in the different areas that are related to this wind energy issue…
Right now we are looking for people with Public Relations experience. If this is your interest, please contact me.
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I directly received many very supportive comments regarding our recent MasterResource two part piece on strategies for local groups. Thank you!
One excellent paper that we were subsequently sent is consistent with our position and worthy for all to see “Watts With The Wind”: <<http://windconcernsontario.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/windpower_in_ontariofinal.pdf>>.
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As you know I was honored to be the featured speaker for CARE’s monthly energy teleconference, on 6/23/10. The transcript of my remarks is now available on my website <<http://www.northnet.org/brvmug/WindPower/The_Decline_of_Science.pdf>>. The title is “The Decline of Science – and Our Society” Hope you get a chance to look at it and consider it’s points.
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I finally had a few minutes to do an update of my Wind Power Facts website, adding about a dozen new articles. See <<http://www.northnet.org/brvmug/WindPower/articles.html>>. An example of the additions is this superior collection of acoustical articles <<http://www.newmexicocare.org/1pages/vad.html>>.
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For newer readers here (and prior ones who haven’t been there recently) John Terry has done a superb job of creating wind cartoons. His website has a collection of these: <<http://www.windtoons.com/gallery.htm>>. It’s easy to scroll through the many cartoons, at your own pace.
John was very helpful in creating several of the cartoons I have in my Energy Presentation. Have a good idea? Then email John (“Jarmerstwo@msn.com”) and he may draw it up for you. Everything on the site is available for your group to use. (Of course if using any of those, so please provide proper credit.)
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Good news! Another movie exposing the inadequacies of wind is coming out: “Con With The Wind” <<http://www.conwiththewind.com/home/sign_up>>.
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Another good article about how wind energy does not save consequential CO2: <<http://www.masterresource.org/2010/06/wind-integration-and-emissions/#more-10754>>.
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Considering the current lobbyists marketing tactic of explaining away wasting money by saying that jobs will be created, please refer to this insightful editorial, making special note of the Friedman quote <<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124355131075164361.html>>.
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This is a big deal that warrants wider coverage: “Firms paid to shut down wind farms when the wind is blowing”:
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A Boston attorney writes a very critical essay about the preposterous Massachusetts Wind Energy Siting Bill
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The Surrender Of The Republic” is an excellent must-read assessment of the Murkowski resolution
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“$7 a Gallon Gas” is on the way if Cap and Trade get approved: <<http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/gallon_gas_9GlF3o1xIcIBelOV3k0RsK>>.
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Environmental Visionaries”  has more good energy insights from Jesse Ausubel: <<http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-06/future-environment-nuclear-revivalist>>.
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The Smart Grid Trojan Horse” gives a more accurate assessment of the real driving force behind the smart grid: <<http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/06/the_smart_grid_trojan_horse.html>>.
Another good discussion of Smart Grid is here <<http://www.masterresource.org/2010/06/smart-meter-chaos/>>.
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“Captains of Subsidies” is where even Bill Gates wants to get in on the entitlement handouts. Why not? <<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704312104575298802622225806.html>>.
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A good benefit of our being in tighter financial times is that there might be more attention paid to cutting back on financial waste <<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704629804575324282074870288.html>>.
The Putting Some Balance To It Department —
“The IPCC consensus on climate change was phony, says IPCC insider”
I did publish this before, but it has been updated: “750 Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of ‘Man-Made’ Global Warming Alarm” <<http://www.populartechnology.net/2009/10/peer-reviewed-papers-supporting.html>>.




PS — There are now over 3000 readers of this energy newsletter, so here are my periodic reminders:
a) if you are not directly on my email list, please send me your email address and I’ll be glad to add you.
b) if you know of some other open-minded person who is interested in a scientific perspective on energy and environmental matters, send me their name and email address and I’ll add them.
c) if for some reason you no longer have an interest in energy and environmental matters, please drop me a line and I’ll remove you from the email list.
regards,
john droz, jr.      aaprjohn@northnet.org
physicist & environmental advocate