Recent Energy And Environmental News – November 10th 2014

Posted on Wed 11/12/2014 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr ~

This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz.

wind turbineGreed Energy Economics

$1.7 Trillion Spent… Zero CO2 Abated

NERA Report on EPA Power Plant Rules

Are Renewables Less Effective Than Energy Efficiency at Reducing CO2

Abandoned Homes Help Us Understand Wind Turbine Annoyance

The Enduring Power of Story

Electricity Prices Soaring In Top Wind Power State

Wind tax loss hits county, districts

Nebraska says no to Big Wind because it is too Expensive

Developers Grapple with State’s Rock-like Resistance to Wind Energy

The Bank that holds the key to the future of US nuclear

Weak Returns Cripple German Renewables

Green Poverty in UK

U.S. Federal Subsidies

Insiders: The PTC Is No Longer Needed To Support The Wind Industry

It May be Lights Out for the Wind Energy Come the Midterms

Wind PTC is a Redistribution to the Rich

AEA Letter to Rep Boehner re PTC

Report: Solar Is Way Worse Than Other Renewables

Solar PV Subsidies: Criticism Mounts

World’s largest solar plant applying for federal grant to pay off federal loan

Turbine Health Matters

New Study: Adverse Health Effects of Wind Turbines

It’s Not Really About the Environment

Human Annoyance from Wind Turbines

French Doctor Talks about Health Effects From Wind Turbines

An Infrasound primer

Study: Measuring Wind Turbine Coherent Infrasound

Health officials weigh next step in wind turbine battle

Wind Turbines are “Rotten”

Turbine Health Related Lawsuit is Settled

Ontario community passes groundbreaking Wind Turbine Noise law

Health Threat from Wisconsin Wind Farm Affirmed

Wind Developer threatens Farmer with Lawsuit

Canadian Minister of Health Disappointed in Canadian Health Study

The Extinction of Quiet

Miscellaneous Energy

Pentagon Objects to Maryland Wind Project

Maryland Citizens push for proper wind ordinance

Vote NO on Big Wind

Study: Nuclear outperforms wind and natural gas

Victory on emissions deal paves the way for more nuclear plants

Fantasy policies will not solve our energy crisis

Since 1973, coal consumption has grown faster than any other form of energy

Europe’s Green Energy Suicide

IEA: Wind Energy’s Impact on Gas Generation

Hacker, Terrorist Threats Spur Military Bases to Build Power Grids

On Keystone, Crude Excuses Gone

Study: Wind projects are Unreliable, Expensive and Inefficient

Due to citizen resistance, an Iowa wind project is withdrawn

Frankfort (Maine) residents vote to retain existing strict wind energy ordinance

The Wind industry’s plan to defend against nuisance lawsuits

Michigan Bills Would Limit Wind Turbine Lawsuits

The True Reason Gas Prices are Falling (It’s Not Because of Green Energy)

Rare earth mining in China: the bleak social and environmental costs

No CO2 Emissions Savings from Wind Since 2011

Energy Running out in California

California public utilities vote no on energy storage

Some Energy Consequences of the US Elections

Top US Govt person reportedly gets financial perks from wind industry

Baptists and Bootleggers in State Energy Politics

Election Results Should be Good Energy News for Maine Citizens

Is Bloom Energy Greenwashing the Public?

Manmade Global Warming Articles —

The constancy of change and the new catastrophism

A Physicist Ponders the Pause

An Engineer’s Report: A Root Cause Analysis of the Modern Warming

Physicist: Systematic & Logical Problems in Global Warming Science

Dr. Happer’s Talk: The Myth of Carbon Pollution

An interesting Climate Change debate (video — esp 1:53+)

What some climate scientists are saying about the global warming “hiatus”

Sea Level Rise: European Study

Fighting the Nonsense

Europe’s New Climate Targets: Myth & Reality

NPR Reduces Its Environment Team to One Reporter

US Having Its Coolest Year On Record

CO2 Doesn’t Affect Global Temperature

Michael Mann’s UCLA Schtick

Smart Growth – A Dumb Idea for the Poor

The biggest loser in the US election is the climate

UN climate change report to warn of ‘severe, pervasive’ effects of global warming

Berkeley Lab scientists identify new driver behind Arctic warming

Medieval Warm Period (Global) — Summary


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.