Recent Energy and Environmental News – 29th June 2012

Posted on Sat 06/30/2012 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~

Due to political pressure, the once extraordinary NC Sea Level Rise bill (HB-819) has been diluted since being passed by the NC Senate. may be I have not gotten a specific date for it to be voted in the NC House, but it should be shortly. See this for some background.

Some recent energy articles of interest —

An excellent piece about one of our main themes: Critical Thinking.

More reports about greed energy economics:

A wonderful pillorying of a pro-renewable British leader about his energy policies.

It turns out that according to the US administration, “green jobs” include: college professors teaching any environmental classes, clerks at bicycle repair shops, antique dealer employees, Salvation Army workers, stores selling rare books and manuscripts, consignment shop workers, used record shop employees, garbage disposal workers, and even oil lobbyists.

Creating Green Jobs is Like Banning Tractors to Create Farm Jobs

The wind lobby is power by fossil fuels.

Wind and solar jobs cost: $9.8 million per job

Economists Without Calculators.

Special sale on house near turbines.

More reports about turbine health matters:

The Effects of Infrasound on the Human Auditory System

Miscellaneous energy reports:

Energy Abundance vs Poverty

In the US, this research concluded that energy positions are based on political affiliations. Here is another, earlier survey that came to a similar conclusion.

Developer cancels Pennsylvania Shaffer Mt project.

An article about capacity factor loss, electricity used by turbines, etc.

A good video of a lawyer advising citizens who are fighting wind developers.

Lovelock has a new interview where he talks about wind energy, gas, nuclear power, global warming, environmental religion and the science being settled.

Lawsuit is filed against town’s sign ordinance (prohibiting anti-wind signs).

Virginia: Energy Capitol or Energy Prison.

My article about wimp power.

Australian video about wind turbines.

Putting the Fukushima radiation issue into perspective.

A wonderful letter to the English Bishop who just backed off a wind project.

The EPA and Independence.

Alec Weighs in on EPA and CO2

Some recent global warming articles of interest —

Science Held Hostage in Climate Debate is a MUST READ.

A wonderful post by a physicist clearly stating that the AGW science is not settled.

Superior commentary on Global Warming fanaticism.

Some insider comments about AGW computer models.

IPCC Gives Up On Science.

An interesting interview with a high quality college chemistry professor who was just fired, most likely for his views against global warming. Some background to this shameful behavior.

Second thoughts by a leading German environmentalist.

How does the funding of “Progressive” groups compare to Conservative groups?

The bad news about the Appeals Court victory for the EPA.

Reports From The Earth Conference in Rio:

A wonderfully insightful Rio commentary.

In response to Rio: Common Sense Wisdom.

Article about Rio plan: population control.

Failure of Rio a cause to be celebrated.

Dodging another UN Bullet.

After Rio What Next?

Some other recent articles of general interest —

Article about us having become a nation of juvenile thinkers.

Money Corrupts Peer-review Process.

Why Johnny Can’t Add Without a Calculator.

Scientists should share more data.

A short video about how big our government has become.

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 (