Recent Energy And Environmental News – April 2013

Posted on Tue 04/02/2013 by

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John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~wind turbine

Matt Ridley on How Fossil Fuels are Greening the Planet.

There is a good effort here to collect the names of all the “anti-wind” groups in the world. Over 700 have been identified. Please look this list over. If you see any in your area that are missing, please email Lori with that info.

State RPS’s/RES’s:

I moved my RPS summary page to a new location.

Wisconsin’s RPS costing Hundreds of Millions

States Cooling on RPS’s.

California’s Coming Greenouts (due to their RPS).

Maine’s Governor warn’s citizens about RPS impacts.

RECs are a Feel-Good Scam.

Greed energy economics:

Testimony before Science Committee on Federal Energy Subsidies.

Some Federal Wind Handouts Duplicative.

Maryland’s “Wind Powered Welfare”

US Energy Boom Ripples Through Economy

Turbine health matters:

NY Residents sue Turbine Leaseholders.

Turbine wildlife matters:

Feds say proposed wind project could kill up to 20 bald eagles a year.

Big Wind and Avian Mortality – 1.

Big Wind and Avian Mortality – 2.

Hiding the Slaughter (regarding turbine bird kills)

Eagle Killed by Turbine Brings Federal Scrutiny

Miscellaneous:

A Climatologist Speaks Out Against Wind Energy.

An environmental leader objects to Vermont’s renewable policies.

Nuclear Exit and CO2 Emissions.

U.S. Nuclear Plants Safer After Japan Crisis.

1200 Coal Plants are Scheduled to be Built.

Some basic facts about wind energy: It Doesn’t Work!

Renewable Energy: The Vision and a Dose of Reality.

Modern Wind Turbines Generate Dangerously “Dirty” Electricity

Natural Gas is Better then Wind.

Environmental Groups Endorse “None of the Above” Energy

Forecast Dims for Wind Energy Growth.

Mafia Involvement with Wind Energy.

Methane Hydrates: Energy for 1000 Years

.Apple’s 100% Renewable Energy Claims Fails Sunlight Test.

Cities Weigh Taking Over Electricity From Private Utilities.

A possibly far reaching lawsuit: a few pro-wind NYS citizens have sued two local bloggers who were allegedly “anti-wind” for defamation of their character, etc.

Manmade global warming articles:

An Engineer’s Take on Global Warming

Global Warming Standstill.

Global Warming Forecasts Were Wrong.

Sustainability: Never Waste a Good Cliché.

Higher CO2 benefits some crops.

Other articles of general interest:

Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street. The financial meltdown inside story.

Renewable Fuel Standard (e.g. Ethanol)

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Our proposed national energy slogan is “All of the Sensible” (in contrast to the absurd “All of the Above”). Additionally we should be using the term “unreliables” when speaking of renewables. Please pass these on. US citizens should make sure to get up-to-speed with what is on our PTCFacts.Info pages, as the PTC is still a political issue.

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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)

MasterResource   http://www.masterresource.org/  now hosts The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) and it is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy & environmental policies.

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