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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Carmen Krogh at Ideacity Conference in Toronto on wind turbines. To learn more please read “Wind Turbines can Harm Humans: A Case Study” by Carmen M.E. Krogh, Roy D. Jeffry, Jeff Aramini and Brett Horner. RELATED ARTICLES: How a NC Wind Project Undermines U.S. National Security An Open Letter To Amazon about the NC Desert […]
Dr. James Hansen of NASA, has been the world’s leading promoter of the idea that the world is headed towards “climate disaster.” There is little evidence to back this up. In 2008, Hansen wrote about “stabilizing” the climate: Stabilizing atmospheric CO2 and climate requires that net CO2 emissions approach zero, because of the long lifetime of […]
With a few exceptions , environmental lobbies have tended to oppose nuclear power with a vengeance similar to their opposition to coal and natural gas. In certain quarters  this has changed with the promise of abundant, cheap and safe electricity that may be produced using thorium (Th) fuelled molten salt reactors. This guest post […]
It has become popular to demonise fossil fuels (FF). Pop stars, press, politicians and now Pontiffs speak with a single voice: We know that technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas needs to be progressively replaced without delay. Until greater […]
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 […]
Over the last decade, global coal use grew by 968 million tonnes of oil equivalent. That is 4 times faster than renewables, 2.8 times faster than oil and 50 per cent faster than gas. That’s hardly justification for a requiem. As Master of Oxford University’s Baillol College in the second half of the 19th century, […]