Recent Energy And Environmental News – February 10th 2014

Posted on Tue 02/11/2014 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~wind turbine

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

Greed Energy Economics:

London School of Economics: Property Values do Decline

23 Texas wind project lessors sue over noise, nuisance and property value

Noise, property values factor in wind forum discussion

Renewable Energy Goals Must Be Balanced with Economic Realities

CAP counts ‘indirect jobs’ in green energy, ignores them for oil and gas

Germany to charge renewable energy facilities for their own use of electricity

Germany’s energy revolution on verge of collapse

Europe Starts To Run, Not Walk, Away From Green Economics

DOE: Making it easier to use taxpayer funds

Governor LePage is right – wind farm subsidies are poor use of government funding

High Renewable Energy Costs Damage Vermont’s Economy

Some wind projects double-dipping on US tax benefits

Be Leery of Investing in Failing Green Solutions

Duke Energy to seek reduction in payments to NC homes with solar panels

Solar Panel Degradation

Another solar manufacturer goes under

Loss Of Production Tax Credits Brings Big Wind Chill

Fighting wind PTC expiration with Senator Wyden

Turbine Health Matters:

NIH: Fighting Noise Pollution

Dr. Amanda Harry: Wind Turbines, Noise and Health (archive)

State hit with gale of opinion on wind turbines

Seven Ways Noise Affects Your Health

Quiet, please!

Hingham (MA) proposes community-wide noise standards

Australian Government seeks review of wind farm health impact

Neighbor sues over noise from Sheffield wind turbines

Wind turbines become insufferable neighbors for some

A Falmouth veteran battles wind turbines — and health woes

Comments on the SA EPA Waterloo Wind Farm Environmental Noise Study

Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Wind Permits Allowing Eagle Deaths Face Blowback

Great Lakes wind project cancelled due to avian lawsuit

Debate on wind turbines in Somerset continues

European Court of Justice condemns EPAW

Victorian Government engaged in “Fraud on a Grand Scale”

Endangered Species, Private Property, etc.

Miscellaneous  Energy News:

Solar thermal plants can consume twice the water as fossil fuel power plants

Outstanding Town Study on Wind Energy

Wind Energy Meeting Silences the Public

10 Big Problems With Wind And Solar Energy

Industrial wind power a catastrophe on every level

The Truth About Wind Energy

How much does wind energy reduce carbon emissions?

The Social Cost of Carbon is Being Misrepresented

Maine: Wind Energy vs Citizen Rights

Germany’s energy transition: Sunny, windy, costly and dirty

EU Commission Abandons Binding Renewables Target

Europe’s Stark Renewables Lesson

NY Wind Project Loses Court Case

Is The Green Energy Bubble Finally Bursting?

Natural gas big winner in Obama SOTU address

Keystone Pipeline Gets government agency report

Obama’s Keystone follies

The EPA’s Agenda

Bill Prohibits EPA from Using Secret Science

When All of the Above Has Nothing Above the Neckline

Town Sues State Utility Regulator After Wind Project Gets Go-Ahead

Australian PM ‘launching a full-frontal attack’ on renewable energy industry

Cape Wind project opponents file new lawsuit

Floating offshore wind project cleared for Oregon coast

The Micro Brown-out: Yes, Utilities Are Cutting Off Power with Smart Grid

Low dose radiation doesn’t cause cancer, it helps prevent it

Radiation: The Facts

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Fascinating AGW testimony (start at 11:07)

Climate Change’s Inherent Uncertainties

Dr. Curry: “Review of the President’s Climate Action Plan

Global Warming A Back Door To Socialism

The Inventor of the Global Warming Hockey Stick Doubles Down

Setting the Record Straight on “The Cause of Pause in Global Warming”

Europe Dumps Global Warming Efforts

Important study on temperature adjustments

Wind, war and weathermen (MIT)

The Real Climate ‘Deniers’ Are the Greens

Will The Overselling Of Global Warming Lead To A New Scientific Dark Age?

Climate Depot’s Marc Morano Debates Bill Nye on Climate Change

Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New Record For Jan 31st


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.