Toxic Blade Time Bomb: New Study Exposes Scale of Wind Industry’s Poisonous Plastics Legacy

Landfills are the final destination for millions of worn-out wind turbine blades, where their toxic plastics will be left to rot for the ‘benefit’ of generations to come. These 10-20 tonne, 40-60m long chunks of plastic, fibreglass, balsa wood and resins can’t be recycled, so the wind industry has been dumping them quietly for years […]

Spontaneous Combustion: Wind Turbine Fires Way More Common Than Industry Claims

Efforts to portray wind turbines as ‘safe’, ‘clean’ and ‘green’ are undone by their reputation for spectacular pyrotechnic displays whenever they decide to self-immolate and turn themselves into terrifying, toxic fireballs. Around the world, hundreds have exploded into in palls of toxic smoke and balls of flame – in the process – each one raining […]

Safety First: Run For The Hills When 300 Tonne Wind Turbines Hit The Deck

Massive subsidies fuel the wind industry, while self-generated myth and glowing propaganda just grease the wheels. For wind industry spin-kings, one pesky problem that won’t go away is the routine and catastrophic collapses of these 300 tonne whirling wonders. Over the last few years, there have been hundreds of ‘structural failures’ – where either 10-15 tonne blades are […]

Crash Course: Industrial Wind Turbines Pose Deadly Threat to Light Aircraft

Industrial wind turbines create at least 2 critical dangers for flyers: 1) wake turbulence; 2) collision with blades and towers. The air turbulence generated by hundreds of 50-60m blades with their outer tips travelling at around 350km/h (wake turbulence) messes with the pilot’s ability to control their aircraft (see our post here). Slamming into them, often […]

Constant Community Pests: Giant 300 Tonne Wind Turbines Keep ‘Dropping’ In On Neighbours

For wind industry spin-kings, one pesky problem that won’t go away is the routine and catastrophic collapses of their 300 tonne whirling wonders. We’re repeatedly told that rural communities just can’t wait to have hundreds of these things speared into their backyards. Except, of course, if those backyards belong to former Greens leaders, like Dr Bob […]

Monumental Design Fail: Industrial Wind Turbines Simply Can’t Handle High Winds

When the weather turns nasty, giant industrial wind turbines simply turn off. When there’s no wind, they produce nothing; when winds hit gale force, they produce nothing. It’s as if their designers included Goldilocks, the porridge thief who wanted things “just right” and snubbed her nose at all that wasn’t. Modern industrial wind turbines do not […]

Fire & Fury: Giant Industrial Wind Turbines A Clear & Present Danger to Life & Limb

Giant industrial wind turbines routinely shed their blades, collapse and/or burst into terrifying fireballs. Contrary to their ‘super-safe’, ‘clean’, ‘green’ image, giant industrial wind turbines are the perfect incendiary device. Around the world, hundreds have exploded into in palls of smoke and balls of flame – in the process – each one raining molten metal […]

Another One Bites the Dust: 200 Tonne Wind Turbines Continually Beaten By Gravity

Throwing their 12-20 tonne blades to the four winds, spontaneously combusting and collapsing in catastrophic fashion is what wind turbines do best; these things appear to be in a constant battle with gravity. Remember, this is the power source that promises a clean, ‘green’ future! And that rural communities just can’t wait have hundreds of these things […]

Not So Safe: Spontaneous Wind Turbine Fires Pose Mortal Threat to Life & Property

STT has covered wind turbine fires dozens of times, including those which have sparked out-of-control bushfires, placing life at mortal risk. Contrary to their ‘super-safe’, ‘clean’, ‘green’ image, giant industrial wind turbines are the perfect incendiary device. Around the world, hundreds have exploded into in palls of smoke and balls of flame – in the […]

Death Dodgers: On How to Avoid Being Impaled by Flying Wind Turbine Blade Chunks

With thousands of these things being speared into the backyards of closely settled rural communities, the risk of death and serious injury, only increases. The wind industry (which really only got off the ground in the late 1990s and still generates a trifling amount of electricity) has clocked up around 220 fatalities, – see the helpful […]