Recent Energy and Environmental News – 30 May 2012

Posted on Fri 06/01/2012 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~

I just came back from the Heartland Conference, and found it to be a wonderful experience. Here is a nice overview.

The video of my wind energy talk is here, starting at 1:15:00. (Here are my slides [no audio].)

The videos for the main Heartland (mealtime) speakers are now posted here. They ALL have good value but if your time is limited, start with these:

— the two astronauts (Walt Cunningham & Jack Schmidt),

— Václav Klaus (president of the Czech Republic),

— Lord Christopher Moncton (entertaining Global Warming talk),

— Jim Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin Congressman and Vice-Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology),

There are numerous other fine talks posted at the Heartland site, so poke around for a topic that you have an interest in.

Some recent energy articles of interest —

Getting Even on Reliability is fascinating!

Senate hearing about Clean Energy Standard.

Renewables: the impossible dream.

More reports about greed energy economics:

Break Up Big Wind Subsidies.

Four Big Problems with Obama’s Energy Subsidy Push.

A good news renewable energy vote in the US Senate.

Good words from the Maine governor about wind energy being a loser.

Lake Erie Project Suffers Setback” (good!)

Wind not silver bullet.

US Faces Further Credit Rating Downgrade.

Miscellaneous energy reports:

A new study about the effects of low-dose radiation.

NPPD moratorium could stall wind energy development in Nebraska.

An interesting story where a town voted against wind energy, and then certain land owners who want to lease turbines are petitioning to get their property transferred to the neighboring (less citizen friendly) town.

Maine town passes a good wind ordinance.

Only global poverty can save the planet.

EPA’s War On Fossil Fuels — Waged With Tax Dollars.

Some recent global warming articles of interest —

This worthwhile site now lists over a thousand peer-reviewed articles that dispute various aspects of the global warming hypothesis.

Climategate Continues — a fascinating story about the  tree-ring data.

NASA Astronauts send a second forceful letter to NASA.

The myth of acidification of oceans.

How certain farming practices affect our climate.

Some other recent articles of general interest —

Reagan vs Obama: Social Economics.

Please pass this information on to other open-minded, science-oriented people.

Thank you for your support.

John Droz, Jr.

Physicist and Environmental Advocate

Fellow: American Tradition Institute (