Recent Energy And Environmental News – January 20th 2014

Posted on Tue 01/21/2014 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~

wind turbineThis is the most recent newsletter from John Droz, the first for this year.

Several of you have thoughtfully asked how things are going with our campaign against a proposed NC wind energy facility. The answer is that things are progressing along very well — primarily due to many good citizens taking an active interest. Here is our webpage, which has numerous articles of interest to those fighting this scourge in other locations.

Wind Energy: Production Tax Credit (PTC)

Chicago Tribune Editorial: Let the wind subsidy blow away

Alexander: Ending Wind Subsidy a Good Way to Celebrate New Year, ++

Overhaul the energy tax-credit system

Wind Subsidy Death was the Right Decision

Baucus Senate Finance Energy Tax Proposal Comments

Energy Tax Reform: Scrap the Baucus Proposal

Greed Energy Economics:

Wind farm ‘blight’ cutting value of homes by up to a third

Every Green job = Two to Three lost…

Germany’s Energy Goes Kaput, Threatening Economic Stability

EU Orders Britain to End Wind Subsidies

60 Minutes Gets its Mojo Back: Green Energy Exposed

Annoying Greenie on Defense

Why is renewable energy so expensive?

Wind Farm Constraint Payments are Out of Control

Renewable Power Has Poor Subsidizing Wealthy

National Grid plans to pay businesses to use wind power at night

Duke: Full Use of Renewables Would Add $100 Million Yearly To NC Bills

Monstrous machines sucking taxpayer dollars

Turbine Health Matters:

Industrial wind turbines and adverse health effects

Wind Turbine Noise Complaint Predictions Made Easy

Hoosac Wind Turbine Noise Studies

Why noise bothers you, even if you think it doesn’t

How noise pollution increases your heart attack risk

In Pursuit of Silence (video)

NIH: Wind Turbines: A Different Breed of Noise

200 homes use placard protest over wind project

Huge wind turbine falls in Fayette County

How Do You Tell a Whole City to Shush?

Noise Is No. 1 Quality-of-Life Complaint in NYC

Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Bird conservation groups move to block Lake Erie wind turbine project

AMC will intervene in Wild Meadows wind project

Revival Of Iconic California Condor Threatens State’s Wind Farm Boom

Miscellaneous Energy News:

Correlated wind and incoherent energy policy

Decline in Wind Turbine Performance

The Folly of Energy Independence

The Green Meme Collapses in Europe

Wind Energy Of No Use In The Pacific Northwest

Let’s Be Gone With the Wind

German Coal Boom: Thanks Greenpeace

China approves massive new coal capacity despite pollution fears

NC County focuses on tall-structures rules after enacting moratorium

Oklahoma Leading the Charge to Nullify the EPA

Kansas Wind Transmission Line Protested

Wind project foes call on New Hampshire to suspend it

Ohio Legislature Considers Softening Renewable Mandates

Maine’s Governor continues effort to fight state’s RPS

Orangeville (NY) not alone in wind turbine failure

Boone County (IL) Board “kicked the can down the road”

Energy Book of the Year

Wind turbine rotor blades destined for landfill

A Tribute to Freeman Dyson on his 90th Birthday

Clear Shift in Focus for Onshore Wind Energy

Europe’s utilities squeezed by creeping nationalization

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

MIT’s Richard Lindzen: What Catastrophe?

Global Warming and Agenda Driven science

Is carbon dioxide really the monster driving climate change?

The BBC and Climate Change: A Triple Betrayal

Turning Cold on Warming

The world’s so-called authority on climate change engages in exaggerated science and has become a political tool

A conservative conspiracy around every corner?


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.


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 (

MasterResource  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.