Recent Energy And Environmental News – December 9th 2013

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John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~wind turbine

This is the latest newsletter from John Droz.

Greed Energy Economics:

A More Realistic Cost of Wind Energy

Parasitic Wind Killing its Host

Battle brews over new energy mandates

Estimating the State-Level Impact of Federal Wind Energy Subsidies

Ending the wind tax credit

Turbine Health Matters:

Good news for Falmouth: Judge orders limited use of wind turbines

ZBA Rules that Turbines are a Health Nuisance

Waubra Foundation – Explicit Warning Notice

IOA good practice guide, excess amplitude modulation and the failure of wind farm noise controls

Two Die in Wind Turbine Fire

Prairies, Wind Turbines, Solar Panels, and Fried Birds

Turbine Wildlife Matters:

30 year free pass killing eagles is not enough! AWEA already wants more!

Obama Administration About to Give “Kill As Many Eagles as You Want” Pass to Wind Farms

Wind energy company pleads guilty to killing eagles

Duke Energy Fine for Bird Kills is All Show, No Substance

Threat of bat fatalities stalls Maine wind project

Study: California Wind Power is the Worst For Wildlife

Miscellaneous Energy News:

Obama orders more use of renewable energy sources

Germany Joins Japan, Canada, Australia In Abandoning Useless Fight Against Climate Change

UK PM “We’ve got to get rid of this green crap”

Wind Turbines Are Climate-Change Scarecrows

“Democratize” Just the Latest Phony Campaign to Sell Renewables

Cold Winter & High Energy Prices Cause Steep Increase in Deaths

Premier met with boos over wind process

Green energy versus a grid that’s not ready

Federal Judge: Michigan Renewable Energy Mandate Unconstitutional

Russia’s floating SMR concept making waves

NuScale Passes 100-Patent Mark For Small Modular Reactor Technology

America’s greenest energy source

Why every serious environmentalist should favor fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing a Game-Changer for U.S. Energy and Economies

Europe’s Energy Policies Dragging it Down

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Role of natural aerosols in climate uncertainties underestimated

How the IPCC models human accumulating emissions of CO2

American Meteorological Survey – the 52% Consensus

The 97% consensus myth – busted by a real survey

Climate and Human Civilization over the last 18,000 years

UN Climate Delegates Failing Everyone

US Emissions continue to decline — China/India, no

China/India outsmart the US in Poland

The Positive Externalities of CO2

The Social Cost of Carbon

Pragmatism needed on global warming

Austrian Weather Service: “Natural factors substantial… Models inadequate”

Britain’s $130 billion bill for climate policies

Global Warming — Extreme Weather Link

Global-warming ‘proof’ is evaporating

Global Warming Standstill Not Due to Volcanoes

Rahmstorf and the consensus of experts on sea level -vs- reality, reality wins

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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)

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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