Recent Energy And Environmental News – December 12th 2016

Posted on Wed 12/14/2016 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr ~

This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz.

Greed Energy Economics:wind turbine

Actual wind energy costs are over 31¢/KWH

InvEnergy owes Champaign County (IL) $480,298 in unpaid taxes

NY Households with alternative energy suppliers paid $817 million extra

Europe To Pay Renewable Companies Not To Produce Power

End the Energy Subsidies

Solar, wind industries hope years courting Republicans pay off under Trump

New York energy czar has large fossil-fuel holdings

U.S. shale greater threat to OPEC after oil price war

$100,000 Wind Turbines generate $2± of daily electricity

UK’s Cost of Climate Change Act = $400± Billion (US)

Turbine Health Matters:

Effects of Wind Turbine Acoustic Emissions (Schomer: 2015)

Are Wind Turbines Too Close To Communities? (Peer reviewed)

Effects of amplitude modulation on perception of wind turbine noise

Renewable Energy Destroying Ecosystems:

Water Supply Risk Report for Scottish Wind Project

ABC petition to EPA re Pesticides and Birds

Miscellaneous Energy News:

The Obama administration lawlessly rewards its supporters and punishes its enemies

Renewables Should No Longer Have Grid Priority: E.U. Energy Commissioner

View from the Third World: The World Needs More Energy

House Bill would penalize any wind project within 40 miles of a US military base (HR-6397)

GAO: The Renewable Fuel Standard program is unlikely to meet its targets

Go Big: Eliminate the US Department of Energy

Questions for New DOE Head Person

Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste into Diamond Batteries That’ll Last for Thousands of Years

Two Upstate NY Towns Embroiled in Wind Energy Fight

Where the Bully Winds Blow

OPEC Cuts Output, US Shale Rejoices

Battle Over Wind Energy Corridor Heads to Illinois Supreme Court

Wayne County (IN) poised to restrict wind development

Parts of Australia Blacked Out Again — Wind is no help

The Death of the US Bakken Oil Fields

Advice for Property Owners Considering Wind Leases

3D printers could slash SMR lead times from years to months

Radiation in fish off Fukushima tests below detectable level

New technology better than fracking could vastly expand oil reserves

Fishing Groups Seek Offshore Wind Project Delay

Trump Teams’ Reported Energy Agenda

Trump on Energy: “The Best of Any President Since Reagan”? Q/A With Alex Epstein

Trump plans to overturn Obama ban on Dakota oil pipeline

Texan who will be influential in EPA wants to end renewable energy subsidies

GE And Tesla Motors, Cynically Promoting Renewable Snake-Oil

Fracking Facts

Europe’s Green Energy Policy is a Disaster for the Environment

Cold Fusion Lives

Physicists Say New Technology is Step Forward for Clean, Infinite Fusion Power

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Will Trump Stop The Rogue EPA?

The Growth Of Global Warming Nonsense: Surely We’ve Reached Peak Madness

The AGW Scam Runs Cold

The Climate Scam Corruption Metastasizes

Derailing the Marrakech Express

The Rise of Political Correctness (e.g., re global warming)

Climate Heretic – To Be, or Not To Be?

Climate Data Deniers Are Trying to ‘Bork’ Trump’s EPA Transition Leader

EPA Rightly Advised to Cool it with Last Minute Regulations

Trump Names Climate Critic Pruitt to Head EPA

Trump’s Possible EPA Pick Could Be His Best Yet

Trump Will Likely Shutter NASA Climate Alarm Shop

Conservatives must strongly support Trump on climate change

Antarctic Expedition Does Not Find Evidence of Global Warming

Study: Global Warming ‘Slowdown’ Could Last Another 15 Years

The “Father” of Global Warming Alarm Dials It Back

To Save the Forests They’re Cutting Down More Trees

Has the AGW hypothesis been falsified again?

Rossby waves and extreme weather

Study: Rate of Sea Level Changes

Measuring Sea Level is a Suspect Art

The 2,000-foot hole that’s important in the battle against sea level rise


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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Thank you for your support.

John Droz, Jr.

Physicist and Environmental Advocate

Fellow: American Tradition Institute (

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