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Gareth Lee Hunter
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, 03:47 PM
Tell me something I don't know. ;)

Of course AP damages neuron function. Anytime fresh airflow to the brain is either interrupted or contaminated, it WILL harm the cognitive process.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/27/air-pollution-causes-huge-reduction-in-intelligence-study-reveals

Herr Rentz
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, 04:32 PM
So that's what is wrong with California. All this time I thought it was something in the water...

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 01:23 AM
Utter Snakepoison !!

Recently have read at wikipedia , that Mecklenburg Vorpommern would have the highest
percentage of underperforming pupils in Germany : 10,5 % in year 2012/2013 before
being drowned by rapefugees .
That state should have the freshest air in Germany from the Baltic Coast and very little industrialization.

The Molech Hamburg was said to have the highest IQ in Germany .


The city of Stuttgart , located in Baden-Württemberg , is one of the power-regions in Germany ,
and located in a bowl between hills , and is having problems to reduce
athmospheric particulate matter (fine dust) by combustion engines .


Uppermost Snakepoison , such claims !!

LillyCaterina
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 01:35 AM
Yes. I do believe air pollution contributes to decreasing mental acuity. The brain demands clean air to function properly. :)

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 09:44 AM
Wikipedia has a list in English and German language only about the most
air pollutet cities in the world .
The German list is much longer , than he English one , and while Asian cities
in India, China and Turkey lead the list , the bulk of the US-American cities
start at position 1000 and below .

Even tiny Israel has a lot of places among the Top-500 .
https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_St%C3%A4dte_mit_der_weltweit_s t%C3%A4rksten_Luftverschmutzung

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 11:27 AM
Whoever is concerned about air pollution in Indiana ,
should have a look into energy by wind turbines !

While reading wikipedia it claims , that the average wind speed in
Indiana would be boring 3 m/s !

In Southern Germany the average wind speed is often around 6 meters per second .

A Kennlinie of a German manufactured 2 MW wind turbine linked from a
wind energy critical website in southern Germany :
http://gegenwind-weinheim.de/wordpress/tatsachliche-leistung-von-windkraftanlagen-nur-5-der-nennleistung-in-baden-wurttemberg/
http://gegenwind-weinheim.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Kennlinie.png

Indiana seems to be a Flat Land like parts of northern Germany .

People clinging to fossile and nuclear are missing chances , and will be left behind .
I doubt that Trump hinders the prosperity of General Electric wind turbines - he might not
subside it much though .



Wind power in Indiana was limited to a few small water-pumping windmills on farms until 2008 with construction of Indiana's first utility-scale wind power facility, Goodland (phase I) with a nameplate capacity of 130 MW. As of September 2017, Indiana had a total of 1897 MW of wind power capacity installed, ranking it 12th among U.S. states.[1] Wind power was responsible for 4.8% of in-state electricity production in 2016.[2]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_Indiana



The mean wind speed is 8 miles per hour (13 km/h).[64]

In a 2012 report, Indiana was ranked eighth in a list of the top 20 tornado-prone states

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana

LillyCaterina
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 03:41 PM
Whoever is concerned about air pollution in Indiana ,
should have a look into energy by wind turbines !

While reading wikipedia it claims , that the average wind speed in
Indiana would be boring 3 m/s !

In Southern Germany the average wind speed is often around 6 meters per second .

A Kennlinie of a German manufactured 2 MW wind turbine linked from a
wind energy critical website in southern Germany :
http://gegenwind-weinheim.de/wordpress/tatsachliche-leistung-von-windkraftanlagen-nur-5-der-nennleistung-in-baden-wurttemberg/
http://gegenwind-weinheim.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Kennlinie.png

Indiana seems to be a Flat Land like parts of northern Germany .

People clinging to fossile and nuclear are missing chances , and will be left behind .
I doubt that Trump hinders the prosperity of General Electric wind turbines - he might not
subside it much though .


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_Indiana


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiana

Thank you for providing this information. :)

We have areas where wind turbines are being used to provide energy. But I don't think it will ever be a large scale provider.

Actually, Indiana is not nearly as level as Illinois. There are a lot of river bluffs, and rough terrain throughout the State.

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 04:25 PM
Thank you for providing this information. :)

We have areas where wind turbines are being used to provide energy. But I don't think it will ever be a large scale provider.

Actually, Indiana is not nearly as level as Illinois. There are a lot of river bluffs, and rough terrain throughout the State.

If that is true , then by 2030 Indiana could produce 80% of it's electric current by windturbines .
Now there are two thousand MW commissioned , and prediction for year 2030 is fourty thousand MegaWatt .
That would make twenty thousand wind turbines troughout the whole state .
You'll see them everywhere , since their hubs reach heights of 100-150 yards / meters currently ,
and the more the height , the more wind breeze is flowing .

The thing is , what will enhance the economy afterwards .
It is just 10 years left for an average worker to participate on this boom .



However, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory predicts wind energy growth in Indiana, stating the wind potential (from turbines with an 80 m hub height) could reach levels upwards of 40,259 MW by 2030.

Herr Rentz
Saturday, September 8th, 2018, 05:43 PM
Thank you for providing this information. :)

We have areas where wind turbines are being used to provide energy. But I don't think it will ever be a large scale provider.

Actually, Indiana is not nearly as level as Illinois. There are a lot of river bluffs, and rough terrain throughout the State.

If it weren't for the Earth's curvature, you could see Chicago from Belleville.

However, it gets quite hilly with caves, river bluffs, deeper valleys, water falls, and other geographical features in the southern 1/4 of the state. This is where much of the debris from glacial scouring ended up and in fact that demarcation line can be seen on satellite photos quite clearly. It is also the reason why the northern 3/4 of the state is so flat.

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Sunday, September 9th, 2018, 10:16 AM
I have recently read an article by the Denver Post , and now another one
that is neutral to well meant towards Donald Trump regarding wind turbines .



The administration is looking to renewable energy sources to help create “energy dominance” that will guarantee America is a leading global energy exporter and can’t be held hostage by foreign energy-producing powers, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says — even as Trump’s plan to expand offshore drilling has drawn harsh criticism from environmentalists and coastal state governors of both parties.

“On designated federal lands and off-shore, this means an equal opportunity for all sources of responsible energy development, from fossil fuels to the full range of renewables,” Zinke said in a recent op-ed in The Boston Globe. “As we look to the future, wind energy — particularly offshore wind — will play a greater role in sustaining American energy dominance.”

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/04/23/donald-trump-stance-wind-power/

Of course , marine deployment of wind turbines will give a better yield, than onshore .
And since the huge metropolises are located at the coasts , will always have the possibility
to get their production received .

Offshore has the problem of rust : Heavy Metals by sacrificial anodes to prevent rusting
might be emitted into the water .
But the offshore oil industry has the same problem , and no environment protective group
has ever complained about that detail .
These environmental groups always see the "big picture" .



General Electrics once over Enron and Zond received German technology by purchase of Tacke .
Our German governments did not do anything to prevent the drain to the United States .

General Electrics was able to further purchase companies in Norway and France , especially ALSTOM .

So not much invention was made in the USA at these times .
The US focussed on Micro-Computers , not AC-DC heavy currents .

The GE plant located in Lower Saxony is said to produce 30 wind turbines a week , which would make 1'200 - 1'500 turbines a year .
What a mess , that a US-company produces outside the country , and imports from there by
ship transport , increasing costs and pollution by vessel crude oil engines .



In 2016, GE was the second largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world.[1]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GE_Wind_Energy


But we will see hybrid-driven marine vessels in future .
The technology is currently developed in Norway ,
and rechargeable battery plants are being errected currently in that expensive country .

The hybride electrical engines for ships will be deployed while maneuvering in harbours ,
since electricity is much more responsive than combustion .

Uwe Jens Lornsen
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018, 12:59 AM
A nice fairy-tale story from Texas : Young white man got in line
after having found a job in the wind power industry :



As discussions around climate change in America have become partisan,
so have those around kilowatts—but not here.

There was money to be made, and these students—like the Texan Republicans in power over the last 20 years
—weren't going to miss out on the chance to make it.

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/26122017/wind-energy-jobs-booming-texas-clean-renewable-power-climate-change


Remember : There was money to be made !!

Drusilla
Sunday, September 16th, 2018, 01:33 PM
Well, you don’t have to worry about being dumb if you’re already dying of a lung disease lol. But yeah, I get it. Bad air deprives our body cells of proper oxygen.

Gareth Lee Hunter
Sunday, September 16th, 2018, 01:57 PM
A pulmonologist once informed me that Terre Haute is located in the Wabash Valley where the air quality is very poor and contaminated with particulates.