Recent Energy And Environmental News – January 25th 2016

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John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr ~

This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz.

This first link is to a tribute marking the sad passing of Professor Bob Carter.

RIP Dr. Bob Carter (the tributes will tell you all you need to know about this good and competent person I was privileged to have as a friend).

Greed Energy Economics:

wind turbineFive Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Subsidize Wind or Solar

Study: 3.8 Million US Jobs will be Lost in the Transition to Renewables

Pope Francis and the Climate for Giving

60 Minutes: China is behind The Great Brain Robbery

Insurers: Global Warming Makes Natural Disasters Less Expensive

The Gov’t Has Spent a Lot on Electric Cars — Is it Worth it?

SolarCity & the Silver Spoon

An absurd industry claim examined: Solar is Less Expensive than Nuclear

Bankers Reaping the Rewards of German Green Energy

Maine Senate Aims to Cap Electricity Rates

Turbines Increase Cost of Police to Local Communities

The Economics of Batteries in the Grid

Turbine Health Matters:

Turbine Noise Calculations for 1238 Homes

Turbine Health Effects are Very Real

Short video: Sick from Turbine Infrasound

Short video: Measuring Wind Noise 3000+ feet Away

Short video: An Irish Family’s Experience near Industrial Turbines

Falmouth MA Relied on Acoustical Consultant’s Faked Wind Noise Report

Renewable Energy Destroying Ecosystems:

New Research on Turbines Killing Bats

Broken Wing: Birds, Blades and Broken Promises

Turbines will Blight Shores of Lake Ontario

Miscellaneous  Energy News:

Recycling: An Energy Loser

No Matter Where It’s Sited, Industrial Wind Energy is a NET loser

MIT PhD writes op-ed on some Wind Limitations

Community once in favor of wind energy, now overwhelmingly opposed

How about Suing Bill McKibben for Racketeering?

Study: What’s in a Target?

The Green Energy Delusion

US Military’s Green Energy Plan Still Unrealistic and Cost Prohibitive

An Assessment of EU with a High percentage of Renewables

NYS’s Push for Unreliables

The Truth about Apple’s “100% Renewable” Energy Usage

Talking Science with Journalists

Nuclear SMRs Could be in Britain by 2025

Audacious Plan for Enacting US Cap & Trade Regulations

Killing Coal: The Obama Administration’s intentional assault on an industry

Update on an island trying to go to 100% renewables

Carnegie Wave Energy Generators (short video)

Offshore Seismic Tests Critical

The Corn-Fed Albatross Called Ethanol

Ethanol and Senator Cruz’s Presidential Campaign

How Low Will the Price of Oil Go?

The Scientific Consensus on Oil has been Dead Wrong

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Climate Alarmists now Attacking Satellite Data

Climate Change Science & the Climate Change Scare

Paris Agreement: Recycled Socialism

Conservatives, Climate Change, and the Carbon Tax

1400 CEOs – Climate Change Not a Major Worry

1001 Reasons why Global Warming is so Over in 2016

New Scientific Study: A New View on Climate Change

The Corrosion of Conformity on Campus

NOAA in Fraud Overdrive

Dr. Judith Curry: A New Kind of Attack on Climate Deniers

Short video: Global Warming Explained

John Kerry’s Surprising Comments on Climate Change

The fishy “Science” of Ocean Acidification

Science: New study casts doubt on climate link to El Niño

New Book: Nothing to Fear

Are Climate Skeptics Too ‘Mentally Ill’ to Buy Guns Under Obama’s New Rules?

Distorted Universities Need a Reality Check

Satellite data has 5x the margin of error as ground measurements (!)

With satellite data, scientists know why Greenland’s ice sheet is melting

An excellent site for climate data: Climate4You

Much of the world abandons rational thought about climate change

Unprecedented Weather: Is Climate Change Happening Now?

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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”). Once legislators have grasped that concept, the foolishness of the “leveling the playing field” idea also becomes apparent. (Should the 18-wheeler trucks and golf cart playing field be leveled?) Additionally we should be using the term “unreliables” when speaking of renewables. Please pass these on.

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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)

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