John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: June 29, 2020

Please go to page 46 of the link below to read these and other articles. When you click on the link, it should download as a PDF file.

Wind Energy:
Local Resistance to Wind Power Grows in Europe
Norway to rein in wind power after raging local opposition
Wind Turbines: The Pruitt-Igoes of the Plains
Offshore Wind Could Have Major Adverse Impact on Commercial Fisheries
Astonishing Buildout Needed for “Clean” NY Grid
Turbines threaten unspoiled West Texas river and Air Force pilot training routes
China's assault on Texas – this project threatens US national security
At least 15 dead in southern Mexico wind project feud killings

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From John Droz, Jr. on Michael Shellenberger

As you may know, Michael Shellenberger is a longtime, world-renown environmental activist.
 
His recent public climate change mea-culpa (article and book) resulted in some of the same shockwaves that Michael Moore’s film produced a few months ago.
 
As reported in last week’s Newsletter, his apology article was posted on Forbes. However that was quickly censored and removed. (See this subsequent sample reaction about Forbes’ censorship.) For those who didn’t get the chance to study Shellenberger's powerful commentary, please read it here.
 
I know Michael a bit, and wouldn’t say that his awakening was like Paul’s, but rather it has been more evolutionary. (IMO this is why we should encourage those who have a differing perspective to be open-minded — and to be patient with them if they are.)
 
Over the last few years Michael has given some fine Ted Talks, and it is clear that (to his credit) he is getting a better understanding of the issues as time goes on:
1 - 3 years ago: How Fear of Nuclear Ends
 
I would strongly recommend reading his new book: Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All.  Here’s most of a good review.

Pass it on!

John Droz, jr.

physicist & citizen advocate
 
PS - To hear more of what Michael has to say now, listen to his interviews with:
1 - Alec Epstein on Power Hour,
2 - Robert Bryce on the Power Hungry Podcast,
3 - Heartland, and
4 - SkyNews.

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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