Recent Energy And Environmental News – February 15th 2016

Posted on Tue 02/16/2016 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr ~

This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz.

Greed Energy Economics:

Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Cost: “100 Times More Expensive Than A New Turbine Itself”!

wind turbineProfessor Investigating Flint: Greed has Killed Public Science

Oil Tax To Subsidize Wind Energy

Electricity System Costs in UK, Denmark and Germany

Wind Turbine Photo of the Year

Obama’s Budget will Double “Clean energy” R&D by 2020

Nevada Guts Solar Payments

A Utility Company Evaluates Solar Costs

Solar City Faces a Cloudier Future

Renewable Energy Destroying Ecosystems:

Birds & Blades website

Miscellaneous Energy News:

11 ways to Kill an Industrial Wind Project

Court Dismisses Claim Against Citizen Advocate

More details on the failed attempt to muzzle anti-wind crusaders

Archive Study: Renewables Won’t Save Us, What Will?

Proposed Oregon Law will monitor net impacts of energy policies (!)

Commentary on US Supreme Court “Clean Energy” decision

The Windmills of Bernie’s Mind

House Votes for Open, Accountable Science

Greens vs Transparency

Renewable Energy’s Growth Threatens the Power Supply

US Supreme Court Decision on FERC Power Saving

Flint crisis: “is the consequence of putting ideology ahead of human beings and their needs and their welfare.” Now think wind energy

Fracking Health Concerns Downplayed in Scientific Report

Obama Seeks $10-per-Barrel Oil Tax to Fund Clean Transport

Wind Law Review: Only 1 County Commissioners Does His Job

US utilities join forces with SMR vendors to speed development

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

What Do We Know About CO2 and Global Temperatures

The Four Errors of Mann’s Recent Peer-Reviewed Study

The Climate Snow job

Dr. Christy’s Congressional AGW Testimony

Climate Scientists Misapplied Basic Physics

Can we just hit the “restart” button with Climate Science?

Gravy Train Ends for CSIRO Climate Scientists

300 Scientists Officially Protest NOAA Data Secrecy (+more)

Bad Incentives Undermine the Scientific Process

Audubon goes over the edge

Combatting Climate Change in the Courts

Campus Sustainability Movement — Threat to Marketplace

Measuring Global Temperatures: Satellites or Thermometers?

Scientist Debunks One of NOAA’s Central Climate Claims

The Strange Temperature Gap

Data vs Politics

How Much of Global Warming is Fabricated by NOAA & NASA?

A Look at Balloon Temperature Data

I’m Betting Against Climate Change

2015: Record Hot, or Not?

Study: Higher CO2 – Lower Greenhouse Effect in Antarctica

The Conflicted Positions of Naomi Oreskes

91% of Americans Not Worried about Global Warming

Climate Change Theorists Consistently Deceive with Glaring Omission

Do Scientists Suppress Uncertainty in the Climate Change Debate?

Archive classic video: George Carlin on Global Warming

Supreme Court Puts Obama’s Clean Energy Plan on Hold

Profiteers of Doom Have Been Wrong about Climate

Climate science is Solid — Except When It’s Not

Man Made CO2 Emissions from 1965 to 2014

Surface versus satellite; the temperature data set controversy

Why the UN’s Global Warming Treaty is Useless


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.


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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