Recent Energy And Environmental News – February 6th 2017

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John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr ~

This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz.

Greed Energy Economics:

wind turbineCoal Plants Shutdown Raised Electricity Rates, & Fails to Reduce Pollution

Germany’s $Billion Green Mistake

Renewable Energy Tax Incentives – Potential Clues To An Uncertain Future

Trump’s Tax Reform Will Threaten Wind-Financing Deals

Renewable Energy Destroying Ecosystems:

Wind farms killing more bats than expected

Wind Turbine Bird/Bat Mortality Reports in Ontario to date

Report: 85 bats killed per turbine per year

Energy News — National Security:

Wall Street Journal Editorial: “The Winds of Green War” [or a transcription if you can’t access that].

Forbes: “The Purpose Of The Military Is To Defend The Homeland, Not Promote Wind Turbines

Daily Caller: “Will Trump Save This Critical Military Radar From Wind Turbines?

New federal legislation (HR 649): Wind Turbines from Military = 50 miles. (Also S.201.)

Biofuel Blunder: Navy Should Prioritize Fleet Modernization over Political Initiatives

Miscellaneous Energy News:

Solar project annually uses 1.4 Billion cu ft of gas

Excellent Comments at local wind energy meeting in NY

Proposed Wyoming Bill Outlaws Wind Energy

Green Mythology: adding different types of renewables smooths output

“Green Champion” China is Building New European Coal Plants

Japan plans to build 45 new coal power plants in next decade: EIA

The Environmental Left and Keystone XL

The “Wind and Solar Will Save Us” Delusion

Wind Energy – A Runaway Failure for Nearly 4 Decades (part 2 of 3)

Wind Energy – A Runaway Failure for Nearly 4 Decades (part 3 of 3)

The new White House Energy Page

Please sign this White House Petition against the Wind PTC

Trump’s victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power

Nuclear vs wind and solar

Wind and Solar Energy Lulls

US Wind Energy Policy: Correcting the Abuse

Interview with Outgoing Head of DOE

Largest US Offshore Wind Project Gets Green Light

Westinghouse 3D printing trials reveal cost savings for all reactor types

A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

Climate change is being used as political hobgoblin

Excellent Three Part Essay: How Climate Works

NOAA Doubles Down On Extreme SLR Prediction (8+ feet)!

Comments, Petitions, etc Opposing the EPA’s Endangerment Finding

Beginning of the End for the EPA

Short video: The Paris Agreement Won’t Change the Climate

Heartland Climate Conference (DC: March 23 & 24)

Fake Climate News Brings Costly, Unneeded Regulations

DEBUNKED: Top 5 “Climate Change” Myths

Why It Doesn’t Matter if Even 100% of Scientists Agree on Global Warming

Trump Signs Executive Orders Broadly Eliminating US Involvement In Paris Agreement

NYT: Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers

Mirrors and Mazes: A new guide to the climate debate

Truth or Propaganda?

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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)

MasterResource   http://www.masterresource.org/  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.

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