Happenstance or Enemy Action? Giant Wind Turbines Collapsing with Alarming Regularity

**** The number of cases involving collapsing turbines and flying blades (aka “component liberation”) has become so common that, if we were a tad cynical, we would go so far to suggest the possibility of some kind of pattern, along the lines proffered by Mr Bond’s nemesis, Goldfinger: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three […]

Wind Farms: As “Safe as Houses”

**** STT has worked pretty solidly to cover the increasing numbers of turbine blades that routinely unshackle themselves in bids for airborne freedom, troublesome events, which the wind industry euphemistically calls “component liberation” (see our posts here and here and here and here). But lately, STT has been working over-time to keep up with the […]

More Wind Turbine Terror: Blades Thrown to the Four-Winds in Ireland

**** The Irish seem to have had all the “luck” lately. We only just reported on a turbine that tumbled back to earth in County Tyrone, Ulster a week or so back – with a sound like an “exploding bomb” (see our post here). And have been reporting about tumbling turbines and flying blades so […]

Wind Industry In Freefall: Wind Turbines Keep Dropping Like Flies & Hard Hats Won’t Help

**** A little while back we covered a spate of turbine collapses across the UK – terrorising locals not used to the sky-falling in around them on a regular basis (see our post here). And we recently covered the terror being wrought in schoolyards in Scotland by collapsing fans and flying blades in this post. […]

Gravity Bringing Wind Power to its Knees: Blades Keep Flying, as Farmers & Schoolkids Learn to Run & Duck for Cover

**** A little while back we covered a spate of turbine collapses across the UK – terrorising locals not used to the sky-falling in around them on a regular basis (see our post here). And we’ve dealt with the increasing numbers of turbine blades that routinely unshackle themselves in bids for airborne freedom, troublesome events, […]

Remember the days of the old school yard?

Fears for child safety after wind blows turbine blade 60 yards The Times 5 September 2013 Fears over children’s safety have been raised after the blade of a wind turbine similar to ones installed at Highland schools was thrown 60 yards by wind. The turbine in Caithness started to break up as it was hit […]