What Wind Power Critics Who Cry ‘Bird’ Get Wrong

What Wind Power Critics Who Cry ‘Bird’ Get Wrong
BY JESSLYN SHIELDS
A flock of Eurasian crane (Grus grus) flies close to a wind turbine in Germany. NICK UPTON/NATURE PICTURE LIBRARY/GETTY IMAGES
Wind energy is one of the most promising sources of renewable energy out there. Land-based wind farmsgenerate essentially no pollution and have more overall energy-producing and money-saving potential than solar farms. If wind energy has downsides, they are that the turbines cost a lot to build, and that they kill birds. Or at least that’s the story.
But how many birds do wind turbines really kill? And is it appreciably more than other sources of power? According to recent research, stats on the number of birds killed annually by collisions with giant, spinning wind turbines is either ambiguous or lower than one might imagine, given the fact that bird-killing is one of the top on the “Cons” side of the “Should We Build a Bunch of Wind Farms To Combat Climate Change?” pros-and-cons list.
One 2011 study found there’s really no telling how many birds are actually taken out by wind turbines, since bird mortalities seem to differ so much between wind farms — suggesting that the location of the farms might have more to do with how many birds they kill than the fact of the turbines themselves. The study examined bird data for various sites before and after the construction of the facilities, and found a weak relationship between how many birds they predicted would die as a result of the wind farm, and the actual mortalities.
A 2013 study found that bird mortality from wind turbines actually differs from place to place (at least in Canada, where the research was conducted) and between species, while a 2009 study found that although, sure, wind turbines might kill some flying vertebrates, the numbers couldn’t possibly hold a candle to the bird and bat fatalities caused by other forms of power generation. That study estimates that while U.S. wind farms were responsible for the deaths of about 7,000 birds in 2006, nuclear plants killed around 327,000 and fossil-fueled power plants 14.5 million. The researchers broke up the data proportionally, finding that while each gigawatt-hour (GWh) of energy produced by a wind farm was associated with 0.3 fatalities, about 5.2 birds would die at a fossil-fuel facility for the same amount of energy produced.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/wind-power-turbines-birds-danger.htm

10 Incredible Wind Power Facts
BY LANCE LOOPER
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/10-wind-power-facts.htm
Do wind turbines cause health problems?
BY JULIA LAYTON
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/wind-turbines-health.htm

 

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How many days did it take for?

One Hundred and Sixty Days and he is still in Washington!
God Help Us All!
How many days did it take for?


President Tom Kirkman????
(Never mind he did not have this corrupt congress to deal with)!
How many days would it have taken,


President Hillary R. Clinton,


To move this country, forward?
How many women or should I be saying,

(animals, plants, fish, earth, and humans),

would be abused in 160 days?
And
How many hate tweets about everything would we see, read and/or hear about?
(0)!
How many days have Trumplethinskin been in office
http://howmanydayshastrumpbeeninoffice.com/
Even after 160 days as president, Trump has not changed his priorities or his sense of proportion when it comes to personal slights. He cannot help attacking his critics in the media, even if those attacks reflect negatively on him, distract attention away from his executive and legislative efforts, and threaten his legacy.
The “dignity of the office”
Does not seem to concern him.
He is distracted from immense responsibilities by personal grievances.
And he still believes it is acceptable to degrade women publicly based on their physical appearance.
http://cnnfn.cnn.com/2017/06/30/media/trump-mika-tweets/index.html
My opinion about Mother Earth and her creations
http://mypoliticalopinionblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/one-hundred-and-sixty-days-and-he-is.html

America drops out of the Paris Agreement

The president the United States of America is on his knees to

Lucifer President of Russia —Vladimir Putin

 And

He is not praying.

And

 Now will be joining Putin’s Demon Angels,

President of Syria – Bashar Hafez al-Assad

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad

And

President of Nicaragua – Daniel Ortega

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ortega

Minus 45/45/plus 45

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania President Hillary Clinton

http://heavy.com/news/2017/06/pittsburgh-paris-agreement-not-voted-hillary-clinton-trump-results-mayor-bill-peduto-accord-vote/

And

West Virginia and Pittsburgh are changing over to natural gas from coal

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/natural-gas-coal-future/

Trumplethinskin (-45) President Hillary Clinton (45) Caesar, Marcus Brutus, Stephen Bannon (45+)

Just have to love

“MSMBC”

“Morning Joe!”

All Christian and most of the known world knows.

Or

At least should by now know about the king’s dream in the book of Daniel in the Christian Bible?

http://www.christiantruthcenter.com/nebuchadnezzars-dream/

Daniel 2:34

http://biblehub.com/daniel/2-34.htm

Anyone care to guess the next ‘world Power’ to fall in embarrassing disgrace?

Obama-cares VS Trumpcare Facts

Obamacare Repeal Updates

Obamacare VS Trumpcare Facts

Updated May 25, 2017

Job Creation during Presidential Term/Political Party

Private Sector Job Creation during Presidential Term/Political Party

What do you think

the report

will read

after

Trumpcare?

What would

the report

read

if it was

about Madam President-Cares?

The CBO released their score of Trumpcare 2.0 and the news is just as expected

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced their score for this version of the American Health Care Act and the news is good and bad. Here are the highlights:

Rural areas of the country could be hurt the most if the republicans eliminate Medicaid.

https://obamacare.net/

For starters,

(Coal Country States)

like Kentucky,

States that voted republican, will be suffering the most if Trumpcare replaces (Obama-Cares)!

Since 2004, 1.1 Million jobs were created because of Obama-Cares.

Kentucky stands to lose 20,000 jobs because of Trumpcare,

(U.K Healthcare Hospital).

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 08:58 AM EDT

Obama-cares was never the

“job killer”

Republicans warned it would be —

but

Trumpcare will be!

Researchers estimate the GOP’s new health care plan could cost America as many as

3 million jobs

http://www.salon.com/2017/05/09/obamacare-was-never-the-job-killer-republicans-warned-it-would-be-but-trumpcare-will-be/

Over 20,000 Retired Coal Miners

Could Lose Health Insurance

This Week

Jon Perri

Apr 25, 2017

https://www.change.org/l/us/over-20000-retired-coal-miners-could-lose-health-insurance-this-week

ENERGY is POWER!

Alternative fuel is free! If a company had included alternative ways to heat, cool, and make hot water years ago, they would now be on the cutting edge of this progress, alas, American companies still cannot see their hands in front of their faces, so to speak and the then 3rd world countries are now first at this newer energy saver type of fuel.

http://alternativefossilfuel.blogspot.com/2017/05/obama-cares-vs-trumpcare-facts.html

Trump’s 100-day “contract” only 10 he fulfilled.

Trump set out an ambitious agenda

for his first 100 days

The Associated Press

identified 38 specific promises

Trump made in his 100-day

“contract” with voters,

only 10 of which he fulfilled.

Trump’s accomplishments

mostly came through

executive orders

rather than legislation,

the AP noted.

Though Trump had identified legislation

he’d fight to pass in his first 100 days,

none of it has come to pass.

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-first-100-days-promises-2017-4

Trump’s first 100 days were unlike any we’ve ever seen

here are all the promises he’s kept and broken

identified 38 specific promises

Pamela Engel and Associated Press

Marchers use Trump’s 100th day to protest climate policies

Demonstrators sit on the ground along Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House in Washington, Saturday, April 29, 2017, during a demonstration and march. Thousands of people gathered across the country to march in protest of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies, which have included rolling back restrictions on mining, oil drilling and greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The demonstrators sat down for 100 seconds to mark President Trump’s first 100 days in office.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Published April 29. 2017

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

http://mypoliticalopinionblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/trumps-contract-with-voters-only-10.html

Power to your home

Power to your home, you make the choice

Pollution

What is Pollution

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change. Pollution can take the form of chemical substances or energy, such as noise, heat or light. Pollutants, the components of pollution, can be either foreign substances/energies or naturally occurring contaminants. Pollution is often classed as point source or nonpoint source pollution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollution

Coal Pollution

Existing coal plants in the United States

Does Trump Enterprise have stock in Coal?

Oil Pollution

Oil refineries in the United States

Gas Pollution

Gas, Refinery in the United States

Manta has 94 companies under Gas, Refinery in the United States

Nuclear Pollution

Nuclear Power

How many power plants are there in the United States?

As of the end of August 2016,

There were about 7,658 power plants in the United States that have operational generators

with nameplate electricity generation capacities of at least 1 megawatt (MW).

A power plant may have one or more generators, and some generators may use more than one type of fuel.

Wind Power

Installed Wind Capacity

Does Trump Enterprise have stock in the Wind?

No!

How do we know this?

Because he is taking from this to give to his companies, that’s how we know!

Solar Power

Solar power in the United States

http://mypoliticalopinionblog.blogspot.com/2017/04/power-to-your-home-you-make-choice.html

110 volts or 12 volts on your pocketbook?

110 volts or 12 volts on your pocketbook

I have tried everything that I can think

of to prove

that alternative energy

should be our future.

Except science.

This time let us try a little science,

very little because I am not a scientist.

Therefore, I am using these two links.

Electrical current is measured in amperes

(Amps),

Amperage is the amperage that a light bulb is designed to operate

at under normal conditions

And

At the voltage, the bulb was designed to operate at

Almost all bulbs

have their power wattage

reported on them,

For example

the bulbs can be 40, 60, 100, etc Watts.

This number is

the POWER

used by the bulb.

The power consumes,

P,

is related to the operating voltage,

V,

and

the current drawn, I, as the following:

Power (P) = Voltage (V) x Current (I)

So to find the current drawn,

simply divide the power by the operating voltage.

In the United States,

most household appliances work at 110 Volts.

Therefore,

the calculation is divided the Wattage by 110.

For example:

A 40- Watts bulb draws 0.36 Amps to operate.

A 60 -Watts bulb draws 0.54 Amps to operate.

An 80 -Watts bulb draws 0.72 Amps to operate.

A 100-Watts bulb draws 0.90 Amps.

https://snapguide.com/guides/calculate-the-electric-current-drawn-by-light-bulb/

A 12-volt light bulb runs off a battery, solar, wind

and/or

Other alternative power (Watts).

I = P/V or I = 100 W/6 V = 16.67 amps

What would happen if you use a 12-volt battery and a 12-volt light bulb to get 100 watts of power?

I = 100 W/12 V = 8.33 amps

In an electrical system, increasing either the current or the voltage will result in higher power.

Let us say you have a system

with a 6-volt light bulb

hooked up to a 6-volt battery.

The power output of the light bulb is 100 watts.

Using the equation I = P/V,

we can calculate how much current in amps

would be required to get 100 watts out of this 6-volt bulb.

You know that

P = 100 W,

And

V = 6 V.

Therefore, you can rearrange the equation to solve for

I –

and substitute in the numbers

I = P/V or I = 100 W/6 V = 16.67 amps

What would happen if you use a 12-volt battery

and

a 12-volt light bulb

to get 100 watts of power?

I = 100 W/12 V = 8.33 amps

So this system produces the same power,

but with half the current.

There is an advantage that comes from using

less current to make the same amount of power.

The resistance in electrical wires consumes power, and the power consumed increases as the current going through the wires increases.

You can see how this happens by doing a little rearranging of the two equations.

What you need is an equation for power in terms of resistance and current.

Let’s rearrange the first equation:

I = V/R can be restated as V = I*R

Now you can substitute the equation for V into the other equation:

P = V*I substituting for V we get P = I*R*I, or P = I2*R

What this equation tells you is that the power consumed by the wires increases if the resistance of the wires increases (for instance, if the wires get smaller or are made of a less conductive material).

But it increases dramatically if the current going through the wires increases.

So using a higher voltage to reduce the current can make electrical systems more efficient.

The efficiency of electric motors also improves at higher voltages.

This improvement in efficiency is what is driving the automobile industry to adopt a higher voltage standard. Carmakers are moving toward a 42-volt electrical system from

the current 12-volt electrical systems.

The electrical demand on cars has been steadily increasing since the first cars were made.

The first cars didn’t even have electrical headlights; they used oil lanterns.

Today cars have thousands of electrical circuits, and future cars will demand even more power.

The change to 42 volts will help cars meet the greater electrical demand placed on them without having to increase the size of wires and generators to handle the greater current.

To learn more about electricity

and

related topics, check out the links on the next page.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/question5011.htm