The Power of Energy

5 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2008 Last revised: 22 Mar 2018

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John Droz

Sierra Club; Adirondack Council; Residents' Committee to Protect the Adirondacks (RCPA)

Date Written: October 2, 2008


As a physicist and long time environmental activist, it has become apparent that the decline of Critical Thinking in our society has coincided with popular support of palliative solutions to our energy problems. Few proponents of renewable energy schemes are bothering to use scientific methodology. Their standard excuse for not properly checking out specious industry claims is some version of "we don't have the time." This paper discusses the energy situation from scientific, economic, and environmental perspectives.

Keywords: Wind Power, Energy, Critical Thinking, Scientific Methodology, Cap and Trade, CO2, Carbon Trading, Global Warming

JEL Classification: N70, Q42, Q48

Suggested Citation

Droz, John, The Power of Energy (October 2, 2008). Available at SSRN: or

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