Recent Energy and Environmental News – 14th September 2012

Posted on Sat 09/15/2012 by

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John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~

Friends:

A week or so ago I sent out an appeal to our network to vote on the very important Wall Street Journal poll about the PTC. At the time we were losing by a few thousand votes. Within a day we went ahead by over 5000 votes, and continue to hold that lead! Not sure when this poll will be concluded, but THANK YOU for stepping up BIG TIME against AWEA and their allies. This is one of numerous indications that we can, and will, prevail regarding wind energy. 

FYI, our informal coalition now has a Facebook page — so check it out and please Friend us. Thanks Erica and Tauna.

I just returned from Cape Cod where I was privileged to be able to put on three energy presentations, all focusing on the Cape Wind offshore project. As when I went two years ago, the citizens were wonderful and the hospitality was exemplary.

Our proposed national energy slogan is “All of the Sensible” (in contrast to the absurd “All of the Above”). Please pass it on. US citizens should also make sure to get up-to-speed with what is on our PTCFacts.Info pages. Stopping the PTC extension is the US wind issue of 2012!

Some recent energy articles of interest —

More reports about greed energy economics:

The PTC letter with 64 organizations signing on, and an article about that.

A study about the PTC and negative electricity prices.

A good piece on the PTC.

Insightful expert testimony about the consequences of the PTC.

A fine TV interview about why the PTC is a bad idea.

AWEA’s desperate response when a board member speaks the truth about the PTC.

Obama administration buying a senate seat with energy loans?

More reports about turbine health matters:

A good commentary about turbines and West Nile Virus.

Thousands Falling Ill due to Turbines.

Good commentary on wind noise by acoustical experts.

More reports about turbine wildlife matters:

NC Coastal Wind Projects Come Under Fire (for a variety of reasons).

A USDA report on Wind Energy Development and Wildlife in Pacific NW.

The USF&WS Midwest US disturbing plan of action.

Windpower Poses Problems.

AWEA and allies asking to be a part of crafting eagle taking rules.

Miscellaneous energy reports:

A detailed military report about why turbines are problematic for air training exercises. This report specifically applies to NC, VA, WV, KY & TN (see map on page 8). It likely applies to other US and worldwide locations.

A reasonable commentary on President Obama’s recent executive energy order.

Several good Congressional commentaries this week about US energy independence.

Study concludes that wind energy saves virtually zero CO2.

Very good news for our British friends — and a likely precursor of what will happen elsewhere.

Germany is building 23 more coal facilities — partly due to wind!

A good test for “environmentalists”: Nuclear or coal?

AWEA and the Green Curtain.

Taking Green Seriously, a new academic study.

The Sierra Club and wind energy.

A contentious town meeting re wind energy.

An interesting worldwide database of wind installations.

One of our readers has written “Hydrogen – Hope or Hype?”

The UN’s “Sustainability” initiative. Beware!

Some recent global warming articles of interest —

The phase relation between atmospheric carbon dioxide and global temperature.

New research indicates another error in global warming models.

A revealing interview with space pioneer Burt Rutan.

Watch The Boy Who Cried Warming, particularly the first and last 10 minutes.

An interesting paper on solar activity — vs global warming.

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 (http://www.atinstitute.org)