Recent Energy And Environmental News – May 5th 2014

Posted on Tue 05/06/2014 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr. ~

wind turbineThis is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz.

Greed Energy Economics:

Parasitic wind killing its host

The Economic Impact of New Jersey’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

US Electricity Price Surged to All-Time Record for March

AWEA spins price distortions to save PTC

Tax Extenders an Opportunity to Improve the Tax Code

Expert: Renewables Add Billions to N.C. Energy Costs

NYS announces major change in electricity rate structuring

What the Australian Carbon Tax Means for the United States

Rhode Island Agency Ignores Wind Project Price Tag

Experimental Efforts to Harvest the Ocean’s Power Face Cost Setbacks

Battery prices would need to drop enormously for wind usage

New Financial Absurdity: Nevada Hopes to Fast Track Rail Power

Turbine Health Matters:

Open Letter to the National Australian Health board re wind energy

Vermont Wind Developer buys neighboring property after lawsuit

4 dead after small plane crashes into South Dakota wind farm in fog

Turbine Wildlife Matters:

900,000± bats annually killed by turbines in the US

ABC to Take Legal Action Over FWS 30-Year Eagle Kill Rule

Miscellaneous Energy News:

The Arguments For and Against Wind Power

Jesse Ausubel Announced as 2014 Breakthrough Paradigm Award Winner

Start-ups fuel boom in small-scale nuclear power

EPA Concedes: We Can’t Produce All the Data Justifying Clean Air Rules

IPCC – Shale gas can help to prevent global warming

The World’s Resources Aren’t Running Out

The Solar Swindle

A labor leader calls the Administration ‘gutless,’ ‘dirty’ and more

The proposed U.S. “American Energy Renaissance Act

USGS map of Wind Energy Projects

US Student Wind Energy Field Trips

Wind Crusader Moves On To Greener Pastures

Should California dictate US energy policies?

Fracking in China

Germany Discovers Sense of Humor — Loses Faith in Green Energy

Supreme Court upholds EPA rule limiting cross-state pollution

U.S. Congress will soon be voting on HR 2548: “Electrify Africa Act

NY Wind Energy Performance Falls Short Again

Against The Wind

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Is the IPCC Government Approval Process Broken?

Lead author claims IPCC report was rewritten for political reasons

Dr. Richard Tol: IPCC Again

Climate change or starving babies – which bothers you more?

Global Warming: Watch The Pea

Climate Alarmism Is A Belief System And Needs To Be Evaluated As Such

Attorney General: sidelining climate change deniers is ‘deplorable’

Dueling Climate Reports

What are Global Temperatures Doing and Why are They Doing It?

Study Shows Ethanol Produces Worse ‘Global Warming’ Pollution Than Gasoline

Why I Am Not An Environmentalist

The richer we get, the greener we’ll become

An Earth Day conversation about global warming

The Firing Of Dr. James Enstrom: The Dangers of Bucking Fashionable Science

A Global Warming Debate

Part Of Antarctica Could Break Off And Raise Sea Levels By 10 Feet


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 (

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