Recent Energy And Environmental News – July 15, 2013

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John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~wind turbine

I think you find this issue to have quite a few worthwhile articles and reports.

 

Two very disturbing stories are about how in two different institutions, two leading scientists apparently lost their job for not supporting the global warming narrative. See here and here from Australia’s JoNova site.

More reports about greed energy economics:

It’s Time To Sequester Green Energy Subsidies, Not Mythical Oil And Gas Tax Breaks

End Subsidies for Wind Energy? Yes!

Renewables — a Fading Dream

Disruptive Technology Hits Electric Industry

Cheap Energy: a Human Right for the Public Good

Germany: Tilting at Windmills

Senators begin drive for US tax reform by wiping the slate clean

A study about decommissioning turbines

The Incompatibility of Wind and Crop Farming

Ontario’s Green Energy Act a bad bargain for Ontarians

Solar economics benefit China

More reports about turbine health matters:

Wind Farms Destroy the Environment: Human Health (video)

Acoustics scientists criticize Vestas campaign

U.S. DOE has known about Wind Turbine Syndrome since 1987

Lack of health information could be the way out of wind leases

More reports about turbine wildlife matters:

Minnesota Utility Commission pulls the plug on a wind project

Rare Bird Killed by Turbine

Wind Energy Kills Birds

Miscellaneous energy reports:

Germany: Green Energy Bust

An important Nevada Supreme Court case where a turbine was ruled a nuisance, etc. This is the National Association of Realtors commentary about it.

A superior website about landowners and wind leases

A Letter to the Editor I wrote regarding wind projects

The Lunacy of Wind Energy

Wind Farms Couldn’t Pull the Skin off a Rice Pudding

EIA: The U.S. met 89 percent of its own energy needs in March!

The Wind Energy and Military Airspace Case

Chinese wind-turbine firm charged with stealing US trade secrets

Carbon Foolishness

Hydropower as a backup for wind energy: the green perspective

Toward a SMART meter Recall

The Surprising Power of a Solar Storm

Getting Energy From The Energy Store

An Evidence Based Approach to Pricing CO2 Emissions

Maine is going the right way with offshore wind

Electric cars don’t solve the automobile’s environmental problems

The war for economic and energy freedom

Shale Gas is Fracking Green

DOE Secretary Moniz Defends Fracking

U.S. DOE’s Forecast of Fossil Fuel Use

Study proposes; Restructure US gov’t to make huge green changes

Some recent manmade global warming articles of interest —

Climate Change in 12 Minutes – The Skeptic’s Case

An excellent dissection of all the 97% climate claims

Evidence, not consensus, is what counts

Leading Climate Scientist fired for apparently not toeing the line

Another Climate Expert terminated for not being politically correct

The War Against Truth

Climate Change Roundtable: Christy

Revisiting Climategate as Climatism Falters

American Geophysical Union Scraps Science, Now Faith-Based

NOAA published highest recorded temperatures

Climate Sense and Nonsense

CRU Abandons Yamal Superstick

Netherlands’ submission to the IPCC— some surprising points.

Kerry urges India to do more with climate change

Taxing Air is a new good book on global warming by Bob Carter

Increased CO2 results in trees using water more efficiently

Solar Activity May Trigger Ice Age

More on President Obama’s recent Energy/Climate speech:

Obama’s global-warming claims demolished

Obama’s Plan: Emphasize What Won’t Work; Penalize What Works

Coal State Dems Chisel Away at Obama’s Plan

Exposing the Global Warming Fraud

Obama’s Global Warming Folly

As The Earth Cools, Obama’s Still Distracted By A Fraudulent Warming Narrative

Other recent articles of general interest —

Please respond to this to fight more ethanol in gas.

Next Generation Science Standards Coming to YOUR State Soon!

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Final Thoughts

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)

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