Recent Energy And Environmental News – March 3rd 2014

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John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~

wind turbineSometimes it’s hard not to get discouraged when one sees such a continuous flow of unscientific nonsense from sources that we might have thought had competence and intellectual integrity (like here and here and here). And then there are many millions of dollars spent to “break the resistance” of wind energy opponents (e.g. here).

On the other hand, if we are paying attention, there is actually a LOT of good news happening in the energy and environmental arenas. In every issue of the newsletter I purposefully include several positive reports.

Greed Energy Economics:

A new Innovative infrasound measuring device available

Dr. Alves-Pereira – how to test for the effects of low-frequency turbine noise

Wind developer trying to “muddle” wind turbine noise solution

An idea to protect Ontario citizens

Huson Review: Flyers Creek Wind Farm Approval

Turbine Wildlife Matters:

Wind farms are blamed for wild land destruction

Killing wildlife In the name of climate change

World’s largest wind project cancels expansion

Solar project killing birds wholesale

Miscellaneous Energy News:

NC Community Enacts Strict Wind Law

BP Terminates Controversial Plans For major NNY Wind Project

Where Wind Studies Go Wrong

Menace to Society: Commentary on the Social Cost of Carbon

Millions spent to break the resistance of windfarm opponents

Maine’s Governor wants to get rid of state’s wind-power goals

Ohio Town Trustees come out against wind project

Storm brews as Australian wind farm protesters rally

The four “game changers” of the energy sector

Think the Utility Death Spiral is Hogwash? Think Again.

Wind Power Found to Affect Local Climate

Firefighters Endangered by Solar Panels

Property rights at heart of battles over wind project regulation

Mead: “Green” Germany Mulls Razing Villages for Coal

Oh Lord, there be idiots at Stanford

Trump loses lawsuit against Scottish Offshore Wind Project

Is Hydro a “clean” energy source?

A fire last week in an Indiana turbine (video)

Manmade Global Warming Articles: 

1350+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skeptic Arguments Against AGW Alarm

Crisis in Climatology

Climate change is not political, it’s a religion

George Will and the science of climate change

Personal Score-Settling Is the New Climate Agenda

Scientists Tricked Into Believing This Lie

Mass Destruction of Science

The martyrdom of Mark Steyn

Steyn countersues Mann for 10 millon dollars

Yearly Climate Spending 10x UN Estimate for Ending World Hunger

Why John Kerry Is Flat Wrong on Climate Change

The myth of ‘settled science’

Obama’s Climate-Change Policy Questioned at Supreme Court

Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific proof humans are dominant cause of AGW

Study on weather disasters shows claims of increased damage costs aren’t rooted in climate, but rather, society

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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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