Recent Energy And Environmental News – Late April 2013

Posted on Wed 04/24/2013 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~wind turbine

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Instead of a science-based approach, our energy and environmental policies are typically written by those who stand to economically or politically profit from them. As a result, anything genuinely science-based in these policies is usually inadvertent and accidental.

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This is a brief summary of my Science talk.

More reports about greed energy economics:

States Turning from Renewable Mandates.

Wind Subsidies Spinning Out of Control.

Wonderful: Tales of Government Investment.

Major wind developer stating that artificial government supports are counterproductive.

Congressional Testimony about Wind Subsidies. (Robert Michaels)

Congressional Testimony about Wind Subsidies. (GAO)

AWEA Misconstrues the Facts on Subsidies.

Freedom Not Force in NC’s Renewable Energy Debate.

IRS Gives Big Cash to Big Wind.

US Carbon Tax: a Dumb Idea.

European Cap & Trade Collapses.

A new study says a wind project could reduce property values from 25-60%.

A Study showing Arizona’s RPS doesn’t make sense.

How Taxpayer Money Gets Lost in the Wind.

Germany waking up to Renewable realities.

The High Cost of Surplus Wind Power.

Beyond Puff Power.

MIT: Turbulent Turbine Interactions Challenge the Economics of large Wind projects.

All About RECs (another part of the scam).

More reports about turbine health matters:

Wind Turbine Noise and Human Perception (superior)

Falmouth: Tabulation of Torture (list)

Public Letter re Maine Superior Court.

A good video (short) about medical isotopes.

Australian Commissioners confirm turbine health impacts.

Michigan Citizens sue Wind Developer over health issues.

Citizen Group Targets Wind Developer.

More reports about turbine wildlife matters:

Experts says Turbine Bird Deaths may be Underreported.

Greens vs Greens.

Miscellaneous energy reports:

Important Questions for Obama Energy & EPA Nominees.

A NYS town’s law restricting turbines is upheld in court.

A NC county rejects a lax wind turbine ordinance.

Environmental and Economic Consequences of Ontario’s RPS.

BP Selling US Wind Arm.

BP: Back to Petroleum and Beyond Puff Power.

The New Normal — Living Sustainable, but Not Free.

Congressional Testimony about Why Cape Wind is a Very Bad Idea.

A new US bipartisan energy efficiency bill.

We should support the Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act.

The White House 2014 Budget Energy Proposals: Stuck in A Timewarp.

Czech Grid Absorbs German Wind Surges.

Some fascinating charts of world information.

Some recent manmade global warming articles of interest —

Consensus and Controversy.

Retired NASA Scientists’ Study: why global warming hyperbole is false.

A fine response to the National Climate Assessment draft.

We’re Not Screwed?

The Real Climate Change Deniers.

Climate Change Fallacies (video).

Global Warming & Climate Change — Science & Politics.

Trust Us – Skeptics are Crooks.

Record amounts of sea ice.

Some other recent articles of general interest —

Some good food-for-thought in this one-minute Christian sermon.

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.


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 (

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