Entries by John Droz, Jr.

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 […]

Electricity from New Wind Three Times More Costly than Existing Coal

WASHINGTON – The Institute for Energy Research released a first-of-its-kind study calculating the levelized cost of electricity from existing generation sources. Our study shows that on average, electricity from new wind resources is nearly four times more expensive than from existing nuclear and nearly three times more expensive than from existing coal. These are dramatic increases in the cost of generating electricity. This means that […]