Planet Strippers: Amazon’s Balsa Forests Being Raped To Make Wind Turbine Blades

Stripping the Amazon basin’s forests of balsa to make wind turbine blade is all part of our ‘inevitable’ transition. So is turning rural China into a toxic industrial wasteland (see above). Giant industrial wind turbines comprise hundreds of tonnes of steel, aluminium, plastics, copper and rare earths used in the generator’s magnets. There is also […]

New Sustainability Standard: Wind Industry Illegally Dumping Thousands of Turbine Blades

As hundreds of thousands of toxic wind turbine blades head for landfills near you, thousands more are being dumped illegally. Across the USA, wind power outfits are being repeatedly busted for dumping their blades and simply cutting and running. Last August, we reported on one blade ‘recycling’ company busted for illegally storing hundreds of wind turbine […]

Blade-Runners: Wind Industry Illegally Dumping Discarded Turbine Blades Across America

Hundreds of thousands of wind turbine blades have already found their way into landfill, with millions more to follow. Bear in mind the wind industry has been with us for barely 20 years and most of the increase in (occasional) generating capacity has occurred in the last decade. And yet, thousands of blades are being […]