Welcome to the latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter. We have long advocated that a Property Value Guarantee (PVG) be included in any local wind ordinance that is serious about protecting the rights of citizens. Not suprisingly, the wind industry is adamantly opposed to a PVG… We were alerted to the fact that Exxon is offering a PVG near one of their fossil […]
About John Droz, Jr.
John Droz Jr. is the founder of Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED), a 10,000-member international coalition promoting science-based energy and environmental policies. Mr. Droz received undergraduate degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Boston College, a graduate degree in Physics from Syracuse University, and has been a Mensa member. He worked for GE Aerospace Electronics, Mohawk Data Sciences, and Monolithic Memories. After retiring at age 34, he has focused on educating citizens about energy and environmental issues. John has been a guest speaker on dozens of radio and TV shows nationwide, as well as lectured to numerous organizations on energy and environmental issues. In addition to publishing more than one hundred articles on energy policy, Droz has testified before the North Carolina legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives Science & Technology Committee.
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Welcome to the latest Energy and Environmental Newsletter. A superior observation I recently heard: “Humans face a far greater threat from one another, rather than from climate change.” The corruption going on in our education system is simply stunningly bad.Nothing we do today regarding energy or environmental matters will make any difference if this is not fixed […]
I didn’t want to have to wait until the next issue of our Newsletter to share with you two pieces of VERY good news… 1 – The developer for the large proposed offshore Cape Wind project officially threw in the towel. This story has yet to be picked up by major media outlets, but this excellent news is the […]
The newest edition of the Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now online. We’re repeating this key report as it is very popular: at least ten (10) financial liabilities that can adversely affect a community hosting a wind project! Here’s a new summary document that lists multiple ways that industrial wind turbines can interfere with various types of communication — including RADAR. Some of the more informative energy […]
The newest edition of the Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now online. Once again, there were so many worthwhile articles that it was quite challenging to pick out a few to be highlighted. Some of the more interesting energy articles in this issue are: Property and Wind Turbines: a Missing Point in the Discussion Military Officials Explain Concerns with Wind […]
The newest edition of the Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now online. To start to balance the incessant Russian “news” stories, below I’ve supplied a few pertinent articles that you won’t see in the mainstream media. Some of the more informative energy articles in this issue are: Superior: New EU Proposals Would Kill Solar and Wind Property and Wind Turbines: A Missing […]
The newest edition of the Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now online. Despite all the news you’ve heard over the last few weeks, you’re probably unaware of one of the most significant national developments. Last week Texas (the most wind friendly state in the US) signed into law a bill that effectively prohibits wind projects from being closer than 30± […]
It’s hard to believe, but we now are in MAY! The newest edition of the Energy and Environmental Newsletter is now online. I recommend studying this excellent website about Lobbying and how to do it. Some of the more interesting energy articles in this issue are: US Tax Subsidies For Renewables Now Far Outpaces Fossil Fuels Wind Industry Titan […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I was asked to speak as a NY town board meeting this week. They were quite interested in how to best protect their community from the threat of a proposed wind project. This is a condensed version of what I said… Since an industrial wind project is something you may have to live with for […]
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 […]
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 […]