Environmental Disaster: Wind Turbines Continually Catch Fire, Throw Blades & Collapse

California’s wind power proponents promised a clean, green future – instead, they’ve delivered a wholesale environmental disaster. In the desert surrounding Ocotillo, locals have been putting up with wind turbines self-immolating, throwing their blades in all directions, leaking and spraying oil and collapsing to the desert floor, for years now (see our post here). Here’s […]

Permanent Legacy: Wind Industry Plans to Abandon Millions of 500 Tonne Concrete Wind Turbine Bases

Decommissioning wind turbines at the end of their economic lifespan (which is around 10 to 15 years, not the 25 years touted by the wind industry) is one of those phenomenally expensive exercises that the wind power outfit itself will never willingly pay for. Already past their use-by date, thousands of these things around the […]

Court Out: Judge Finds Gas-Fired Power Better For Environment Than Wind & Solar

All care and no responsibility, the wind and solar advocate is quick to ignore every environmental downside that comes with wind turbines and solar panels. However, the Minnesota Court of Appeals wasn’t ready to accept the argument that wind and solar are as gentle on the environment as the sunshine and breezes that occasionally power […]

‘Green’ Energy Myths Busted: Putting Solar’s Massive Upfront Energy Cost In The Frame

There’s no such thing as “free energy”: both wind and solar generators start their productive life with substantial energy deficits. Of course, their owners and operators are only interested in the subsidies they generate. But others are keen to take full account of the amount of energy employed before wind turbines or solar panels get […]

Overshadowed: Giant Industrial Wind Turbines Deliver Daily Dose of Misery For Neighbours

Having 260m high industrial wind turbines speared into people’s backyards often renders their homes unlivable. For those unfortunates forced to live cheek-by-jowl with these things, it isn’t just incessant turbine-generated low-frequency noise and infrasound that drives neighbours nuts. At sunrise or sunset, those with turbines on their doorstep find shadow flicker – the pulsing beams […]

Environmentally Conscious Amish Farmers Reject Toxic Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

The Amish community has already declared war on wind power, now it’s solar’s turn. A more devout and God-fearing bunch, you’d be hard to find. Shunning many of the trappings of modern society, the Amish might seem backward to some. However, when it comes to taking on America’s rent-seeking wind and solar industries, they’re in […]

Germany’s Forests Trashed to Make Way for Thousands of Giant Industrial Wind Turbines

  You know it’s a cult when followers happily justify clear-felling forests to make way for giant industrial wind turbines. Those that worship wind power have set new standards in cognitive dissonance. One minute they’re ranting about saving the planet; the next they’re leading the charge in its immediate and permanent destruction. Germany’s so-called ‘Greens’ […]

Toxic Heavy Metal Cocktail: What’s Really Inside Solar Panels

The RE acolyte is all care and no responsibility, which helps to explain his obsession with solar power. With millions of solar panels already at the end of their useful lives and off to be crushed and dumped in local landfills, it’s probably a good time to find out precisely what’s inside them. For the […]

Destination Destruction: Wind and Solar ‘Transition’ Devouring Planet’s Dwindling Resources

Miners love wind and solar – demand for iron ore and coal has never looked rosier, and at the heart of every Electric Vehicle, solar panel and wind turbine there’ a bevy of rare minerals which are fast becoming rarer, thanks to our ‘inevitable transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future and the […]

Unwanted Waste: Company Busted For Illegally Dumping Hundreds of Giant Wind Turbine Blades

Millions of industrial wind turbine blades are heading for landfill to become a toxic headache for future generations, all in the name of purportedly “saving the planet”. While dumping 45-60m long blades weighing between 10 and 20 tonnes in giant pits might seem like an easy solution, it’s a costly one that plenty of wind […]