Energy And Environmental Newsletter – January 29th 2018

Posted on Tue 01/30/2018 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr ~

This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz.

Greed Energy Economics:

Nations with more renewables have more expensive electricity

US Tariffs on Solar Mark Biggest Blow to Renewables Yet

NYS: Solar Projects are not viable when they pay normal property taxes (!)

Germany shows how shifting to renewable energy can backfire

Legislator To Wind Industry: ‘Government is Not Your Sugar Daddy’

Laborers, neighbors spar over Illinois wind project plan

Study: Green Energy Policies are Sacrificing the Poor

New Englanders Have Only Themselves to Blame for Energy Price Spikes

Study Warns of Increasing Turbine Costs

India proposes 70% provisional duty on solar cells and modules

How Trump’s Tax Plan Made It Harder to Finance Renewables

What Is the Impact of Tax Reform on US Wind Tax Equity Deals?

Trump Administration Considers Funding Massive Wind Project

Regulators stall University of Maine offshore wind project

US DOE Offers $3M Prize for Solar Innovation

Turbine Health Matters:

Landowners sue Indiana County over inadequate wind ordinance

Expert: Noise Standards May Not Protect Residents Near Proposed Wind Project

Nebraska Airport Authority Opposes Nearby Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines and Trespass Zoning

Property Rights End At Property Lines

New news: two different Canadian turbines, break in half

Australian University’s five-year study investigates wind turbine health effects

Renewable Energy Destroying Ecosystems:

Conservation, Not Environmentalism

More drinking water woes related to wind turbines

Some birds are so stressed by noise it looks like they have PTSD

Wind Turbines Still Problematic for Wildlife

Developers: Weakening of bird protections has no “significant impact” on Lake Erie wind project

Miscellaneous Energy News:

Maine Governor establishes a state Wind Advisory Committee and a wind moratorium

Lack of energy harms economy

Fossil Fuels’ Share Of Total Energy Use Unchanged in 40 Years!

Industrial wind turbines threaten our way of life

Why China wants to dominate green energy

Europeans scold while the U.S. leads

Perry: US ‘not just exporting energy, we’re exporting freedom’

FERC issues disturbing ruling against DOE

NY Community Hearing Draws Wind Turbine Critics

Cold temps remind of the importance of reliable energy

Mass. turned to oil and coal during the cold snap. Here’s what went wrong

Study Warns of New England’s Precarious Energy Future

A surge, then a fade for Pennsylvania’s wind industry

Iowa Office of Consumer Advocate backs lawsuit against Midamerican Energy

NYS Legislator introduces bill to protect military facilities from wind turbines

NC: Offshore Drilling Benefits Exceed the Cost

How Australia’s Renewables Obsession Destroyed its Reliable & Cheap Power Supply

The US threat to Australia: reliable and cheap energy

Mexico Court Puts Stop To 396 MW Wind Project

Germany’s National Power Grid Mess — 172,000 Power Outages Annually!

Good new media source Clear Energy Alliance

Texas is number one wind state due to lack of any regulations

Heartland’s Submitted Comments on the Clean Power Plan

Navy may torpedo offshore California wind project

Manmade Global Warming Articles:

New Book Review: We Will Make You Green

The Pentagon: Global warming not a security threat

U.S. Regains The Ability To Identify Real National Security Threats

The Climate-Change Doomsday Just Got Canceled

NYS Fossil Fuel Lawsuit: Legal Flim Flam

On Science and Non-Science

The Power of Grant Money

Manufacturing Climate Consensus — the Early History of the IPCC

A tale of climate cash, collusion, and apparently, corruption

A Discussion of The Geological Society of London’s Statement on Climate Change

A ‘Climate Skeptic’ Just Took Charge Of EU Environment Policy

New Study Shows Past Research On Rising Ocean Temps Built On Faulty Science

485 Scientific 2017 Papers Undermine Supposed ‘Consensus’ on Climate Change

The Children’s Climate Lawsuit Against The Children

Monckton Writes to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Clean Power Plan

Study: Spurns Anthropogenic CO2 Warming

Carbon bounties (not taxes) could save us from the next Little Ice Age

Merkel Lectured Trump On Global Warming, Now Germany Abandoning Its Climate Goal

Germany Becomes the New Poster Child for Climate Change Hypocrisy

New Study: German 2050 CO2 Reductions Could Cost $2.8 TRILLION!

Valid reasons for skepticism

Select lawmakers urge Trump: make security strategy include climate again

Why the “Population Bomb” Never Exploded

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to sue his way to “cleaner” planet

Study: Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible

Unexpected Environmental Source Of Methane Discovered

Study: Climate Models Under-estimate Cloud Cooling Effect

Short video: The Cloud Mystery

Weather Icon John Coleman Dies

Archive: George Carlin’s classic (short) skit on Global Warming

Good books by Climate Skeptics

James Hansen: Natural Factors May Cause New Global Warming Hiatus

Video: The Environment — A True Story

Al Gore would have lost global warming bet

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John Droz, Jr.

Physicist and Environmental Advocate

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