Recent Energy And Environmental News – January 2nd 2017

Posted on Thu 01/05/2017 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr ~

This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz.

Greed Energy Economics:

wind turbineThe Social Cost of Carbon

Per Capita Energy Productivity for Primary Sources of Electrical Energy

Energy Subsidies

The $3.5 Trillion Fracking Economy Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

More IRS Wind Energy Shenanigans

Turbine Health Matters:

Irish High Court Finds Wind Turbine Maker Liable for Noise Nuisance – 7 Irish Families to Get Millions in Punitive Damages

Ontario Wind Turbine Health Study Begins

EPA’s Study of Hydraulic Fracturing and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources

Renewable Energy Destroying Ecosystems:

The Environmental Toll of a Netflix Binge

Final US wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths

EPA Finds No Widespread Water Pollution From Fracking

Fracking-Contaminated Groundwater: The Myth that Failed

UK Court Gives Fracking Green Light

Miscellaneous Energy News:

Outstanding podcast on Energy and Climate Change

Excellent Study: Energy Deregulation

China closer to harnessing clean, limitless energy from nuclear fusion

Sweden denies permit for world’s largest wind project, as it would interfere with its military

Wind turbines hinder military readiness, Texas state lawmaker argues

Look at Reviving a Discounted Source of Energy

Three worthwhile SMR presentations

UK Electricity Part 3: Wind and Solar

Why Big Mining Loves Big Green

NYS Cuts 2017 Renewable Energy Targets by 94%

NY County Passes Broad Resolution Against Wind Turbines

Trump and Energy:

Trump Has Better Ideas on Energy

Cutting the Crap at DOE

Trump Signals Push for American Energy Boom

Trump Opens The Door To U.S. Energy Independence

Trump should end Renewable Fuel Standard

Perry is picked to head DOE. (He has been a wind supporter.)

Trump Selects Perry, a Critic of Federal Bureaucracy, for Energy Secretary

Radical Climate Agenda Lost the Election for Democrats. Now, They’re Doubling Down

Early View of US Energy Policy Under Trump Administration

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

Obsolete Calculations of Cost of Carbon

Experts Debunk Obama’s “Social Cost of Carbon” Calculation

100% Of US Warming Is Due To NOAA Data Tampering

New Study Casts Doubt on Key Climate Change Predicting Metric

97% Consequential Misperceptions: Ethics of Consensus on Global Warming

Biggest Fake News Story: Global Warming and Phony Consensus

Met Office confirms that world average temperatures have plummeted

Billionaires Assuage Their Guilt by Investing in Climate Change

AGW article by Canadian politician (Excellent)

Congress: Obama Admin Fired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

Proof that a new ice age has already started is stronger than ever

Narrative Style is More Important than Content in Climate Change Studies

Short Video: A Discussion About Climate Intimidation

A US Judicial Assault on the First Amendment

Scott Adams: The Climate Science Challenge

500 Years of Coastal Morphology and Sea-Level Changes in Goa, India

Trump and Global Warming:

Southern Baptist leaders defend Trump’s pick to lead EPA

Skeptical Climate Scientists Coming In From the Cold

Krauthammer: Bonfire of the Agencies

How Climate Rules Might Fade Away

Trump Should Adopt These Climate-Related Reforms

Fake News – Climate Scientists “Save” Data from Donald Trump

Five ways Trump could unwind Obama’s environmental policies

A Reply to the Concerned National Academy of Sciences Members

Dear President-elect Trump: Don’t Listen to Ben Santer


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 (

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.