Energy And Environmental Newsletter – May 18th 2020

Posted on Tue 05/19/2020 by


John Droz JrBy John Droz, Jr ~

This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz.

COVID-19 re Therapies and Vaccine:
Sorrento finds a coronavirus antibody that blocks viral infection 100%
A tale of 2 drugs: Lives sacrificed on the altar of money & power
Doctors Say HCQ Has ‘90% Chance’ Of Helping COVID Patients
Doctors Rate HCQ Most Effective Therapy for Coronavirus Infection
Arthritis Drug Appears to Help COVID-19 Sufferers in Small Study

COVID-19 re Models and Data:
The Virus Modeling Scandal and “the Years of Living Hysterically”
Covid-19 Model has ‘Most Devastating Coding Mistake in History’
Was the lockdown decision based on crude mathematical guesswork?
Code Review of Imperial’s COVID-19 Model
Redfield and Birx: Can they be trusted with COVID?
COVID-19 Death Rate Is Much Lower Than Estimates Justifying Lockdowns
State amends COVID-19 death count – says fewer have died
Crucial COVID-19 Testing Data
Short video: The reported COVID-19 deaths in Italy are highly inflated

COVID-19 re Miscellanea:
Profile of a killer: the complex biology powering the coronavirus pandemic
Big Government in the Post-Coronavirus Political World
The Most Monumental Social Engineering Effort in History
COVID-19 could kill an extra 75,000 Americans through “deaths of despair”
Do Your Genes Predispose You to COVID-19?
COVID-19 Patients Face Danger of Blood Clots
Coronavirus Mutates as Doctors Ponder ‘East Coast vs. West Coast’ Strains
Why the Current Unemployment Is Worse Than the Great Depression
No to Leveraging Coronavirus for Old State Debts
The unsung hero of coronavirus recovery: fossil fuels
Italy: China’s Trojan Horse into Europe
Cuomo Outlines May 15 Regional Reopening Criteria
Plandemic Documentary: The Hidden Agenda Behind COVID-19
Rebuttal of Plandemic documentary: Fact-checking Dr. Judy Mikovits

Greed Energy Economics:
Wind and solar add zero value to the grid
Wind Subsidies the Most Costly Government Energy Sector Ripoff
Covid-19 Lockdown Has Killed 600,000 US Renewable Energy Jobs
Coronavirus Relief Should Not Distort Our Energy Market
Wind Projects Are Being Rebuilt to Capture More Subsidies
Taxpayer Wind Subsidies have China as a Beneficiary

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:
Hundreds of non-recyclable wind turbine blades are piling up in landfills
Clean energy needs reliable supplies of critical minerals

Solar Energy:
World’s largest solar farm could cause explosion on scale of small nuclear bomb
EPA: Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS
A billion dollar solar boondoggle in Vegas
Without Subsidies Germany’s Solar Industry Could Implode This Summer
Vermont: The least sensible place for solar panels

Nuclear Energy:
Video of superior talk by Bret Kugelmass
DOE launches Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

Natural Gas Energy:
Why China is Changing the Rules to Stay Competitive
Short Video: Rare Earth Emergency #1
Natural Gas Consumption Up, Emissions Down
COVID-19 Exposes Opponents Of ‘Fracking’
Oil and Gas is more than Energy; It’s a Socially Responsible Industry
Does New York need a new natural gas pipeline?
Democrats Shouldn’t Be Cheering On Energy Industry Demise
U.S. Shale Drillers Are Already Reopening Wells

Miscellaneous Energy News:
Report: The inadequacy of wind and solar
Report: Wind Turbine Output Drops Steeply after Ten Years
Report: The Fatal Attraction of a Post-Covid Green Deal
Replace coal with Renewables. Why not?
IEA Report: Clean energy progress after the COVID-19 crisis will need reliable supplies of critical minerals
China’s Ascent To Global Superpower Based On Cheap Coal
Wind & solar industries crushed by COVID-19
Electric Vehicles Compared to Gas Vehicles
Trump issues executive order to protect power grid from attack
Wind Energy Solution Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:
Sorry, Coronavirus Lockdowns Won’t End Climate Change
COVID-19 gives us a sense of proportion of the risk of death from climate change
Oops! Climate Change Actually NOT the Cause of Coastal Flooding
Mega Drought or Mega Propaganda?
The Coronavirus Lockdown Has Not Made the Air Cleaner
Is Climate Change Deadlier than Abortion?
Short Video: Credible Scientist Falsely Accused

Manmade Global Warming — Miscellaneous:
Climate Change – Ebb and Flow of the Tide: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3
Report: We are winning the war on climate related diseases
Germany’s Course Could Signal End Of Clamor Over Climate Change
Michael Moore Has Become a ‘Hero to Climate Deniers’
Earth records 600 millionth consecutive cooler-than-average month
Climate alarmism lurks behind COVID-19
COVID-19 and Climate Change: a Tale of Two Hysterias

Education Related:
The Academic and Social Benefits of Homeschooling
The Therapeutic Campus
Historic Drop in U.S. Reading and Math Scores Since Common Core ‘Debacle’
How Colleges Get Rid of Conservative Admins: An Example
As Budgets Tighten, Colleges Still Vulnerable to Ransomware

US Politics and Socialism:
The Strategic Conquest of America: Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3
Short video: Social Justice Isn’t Justice
The Religion of Leftism
Will COVID-19 Kill Environmental Leftism?
Net-Zero Greenhouse-Gas Emissions, and Extinction Capitalism
Progressives Use Virus for Agenda Opportunity

US Politics and China:
China’s Electrifying Rags-to-Riches Ascent . . . at America’s Expense
China Is Still the Next China
Senator Cruz Seeks to End U.S. Dependence on China for Rare Earth Metals
White House directs federal pension fund to halt investments in Chinese stocks

Other US Politics and Related:
Unbearable Truths About Our Current Political Moment
Is Trump a racist?
Good short video about President Trump
5 Ways Election Will Determine New Normal
Democrats Face Worsening Dilemma With Biden

Science and Miscellaneous Matters:
Pandemic researchers — recruit your own best critics
Computer modeled scaremongering ain’t going to cut it any more
Last day to tell EPA to end secrecy in studies they accept (Good comments)


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Thank you for your support.

John Droz, Jr.

Physicist and Environmental Advocate

Fellow: American Tradition Institute (

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