Entries by John Droz, Jr.

Some Recent Energy & Environmental News

The newest edition of the Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now online. I give an enthusiastic endorsement to Alex Epstein’s efforts to assist us ALL in improving our communication on the issues we’re involved with. Please see his excellent document: Constructive Conversation Scorecard. Some of the more informative energy articles in this issue are: Witnessing wind industry’s influence on the Legislature     […]

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: March 20, 2017

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information). A key element of AWED’s efforts is public […]

Trump Transition Recommendations on Energy, the Environment and Education

My apologies, as I try to avoid bothering people over the weekend — however this is extremely important. FYI I have some connections to the Trump transition team, and (as you can tell from news stories), things are moving along quite quickly. I’ve made up a list of some major issues that need addressing, in the 3-E areas […]

Trump election good news for science-based energy advocates

The election of Donald Trump (along with the Republican Congressional majority) may be the good news that science-based energy advocates (e.g. wind warriors) have been waiting for — for years now. For example, there is now a good chance that the wind energy PTC will be terminated! This is like turning a super-tanker: it will take […]

Recent Energy and Environmental News

The latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter, is now available online. As always, I’d encourage you to review the entire list. [FYI, based on helpful suggestions we continue to improve on the Model Local Wind Law, so make sure to periodically check that out. Please start by reading the last two pages first. This is a work in […]

Energy and Environmental Newsletter

The latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter, is now available. There are several fascinating reports this issue — more than just in our highlighted items below. I’d encourage you to peruse the entire online Newsletter. Some of the more interesting energy articles in this issue are: Study: $40± Million in Property Value Loss due to Wind Project (article) Study: 80%± Reduction […]

Latest Energy and Environmental News

Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now online. Some of the more interesting energy articles in this issue are: Wind and Solar have Destroyed the Energy Market Batteries Will NOT Save Wind Energy Health Officer Gets Migraines When Visiting Wind Project Wind Energy is a Public Health Problem Wind Projects Tear Communities Apart Time to Regroup and […]

Recent Energy & Environmental News

The latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter, is now online. Three particularly revealing items from a very busy news cycle: As a reward for her efforts to assist New Englanders threatened by industrial wind energy, citizen advocate Annette Smith was sued for “practicing law.” Fortunately this sham was resolved shortly, in favor of common sense. (See here and here.) In an […]

Education Emergency: Our Children (and U.S.) at Risk

As an independent physicist I’ve spent 40± years on environmental advocacy, and energy education. In the later part of this journey I’ve become increasingly distressed about what is happening in our education system. After speaking out about this several times, in 2013 I was asked to put on a presentation to the US House Science, Space […]

Recent Energy & Environmental News

Energy and Environmental Newsletter, is now online. Some of the more intriguing energy articles in this issue are: Wind Should go the Way of the Billboard (watch video!) Five Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Subsidize Wind or Solar Study: 3.8 Million US Jobs will be Lost in the Transition to Renewables Turbine Noise Calculations for 1238 Homes No Matter […]

Some Recent Energy and Environmental News

The latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter, is now online. Special Note 1: All U.S. citizens should take 1 minute to formally object to a proposed extension of the wind PTC. (Please pass this request onto your lists.) [FYI, the “PTC Elimination Act” now has 50 cosponsors, 7 U.S. Senators Opposed to Extension of PTC, and Horse Trading in Congress: Lifting […]

Putting Pope Francis’ Global Warming Position in Perspective

Right now the Pope is in the U.S., so we are inundated with popeology. This special report can be added to that list — but it will be rather different from mainstream media reports. One can’t help but admire the Pope’s many virtues (like his genuine humility). Likewise, almost everyone would support his Christian objectives […]