Who is John Droz? He is an independent physicist who has also been an environmental activist for over 30 years. He has been a member of many environmental groups (the Sierra Club, the Adirondack Council, the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, and the Resident’s Committee to Protect the Adirondacks, etc.). During this period, no one has paid him anything for his efforts. See his brief Energy Resume.
The views expressed in his writings are his as a scientist promoting Science, and may not be consistent with the political agendas of the organizations where he is a current or past member. None of this is about him anyway!
It all comes down to this: do you want our energy and environmental policies determined by Science or lobbyists? So far the lobbyists are pitching a shutout.
The main point of John’s writing is to educate citizens about energy and environmental basics, which are highly complex technical matters. [A major belief of his is the KISS (Keep It Simple) philosophy, and his materials attempt to incorporate that principle.]
The objective would be for educated citizens to insist that their representatives only support (and allow on the grid) energy solutions that have been verified as legitimate, following a scientific assessment.
Science is not a body of data, but is really a process. Without the methodology, reports and studies from scientists are just their opinions — and are not Science!
The key messages here are: a) we do have serious energy (and environmental) problems, and b) we should insist on Sound Scientific Solutions for such matters.
Note 1: Wind energy is the more technically correct term, not wind power.
Note 2: This is not a NIMBY issue for John, as no wind power projects are proposed for his NC or NY communities.
Note 3: “Industrial wind power” refers to large scale ventures designed to provide electrical power on a commercial basis. This is an entirely different product (for several technical reasons) from home or boat based wind power generators, which can sometimes make economic sense.
A special thank you goes out to the many authors of great studies, reports and articles! Without them there would be no website, and our ability to fight energy and environmental scourges would be severely undermined.
Thanks also to those who who contributed constructive ideas for this website (listed alphabetically), including: Rob Aliasso, Mary Kay Barton, Dr. Charles Battig, Tauna Christensen, Walt Cunningham, Dr. Dan Ervin, Steve Goreham, Laura Jackson, Erica Demick, Dr. Jonathan Lessor, Dr. Carl Liggio, Dr. Martin Mangino, Colette McLean, Kent Misegades, William Palmer, Dr. Carl Phillips, Dr. Alec Salt, John Shanahan, Dr. George Taylor, Jim Weigand, and others I apologize for forgetting. [Note: the fact that these good people made helpful contributions should not be construed as their unqualified endorsement of everything that appears on the website.]
And ALL of this would be for naught if citizens didn’t take time out of their busy lives to get educated, and then to speak up educating others, including their representatives. So thank YOU!
For energy and environmental matters, website matters (additions, corrections, etc.), please contact John Droz