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 […]

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 […]

Lobster Tales: Offshore Wind Farms Leave Lobster’s With Deformed & Crippled Young

Crabs and lobsters are being mesmerised, deformed and crippled by the peculiar electromagnetic fields created by the cables that connect offshore wind turbines. A recent scientific study found that the magnetic fields generated by these cables attracts crabs that then remain in place, fixated on the magnetic field, effectively immobilising them. Now, another study relating […]

Not Green: Eagles Constant Victims of Wind Industry’s Endless Bird Slaughter

With the world’s wind turbines slicing and dicing thousands of eagles, owls, hawks, and kites every day, wind farms are more slaughterhouses than power generators. Millions of tonnes of beneficial bugs get splattered annually, along with millions of birds and bats, some of them being among the last of their kind. At the apex of the avian […]

Green Civil War: Grassroots Environmental Groups Turn On Wind & Solar ‘Industries’

The faux environmentalist is easy to spot: they love industrial wind and solar power and couldn’t care less about the unbridalled environmental destruction they cause. Faced with the rampant slaughter of birds and bats, he or she initially denies the evidence and then pushes the moral equivalence button, claiming that more birds are killed by […]

Busted: Government Fines Another Wind Turbine Blade ‘Recycler’ For Illegal Dumping

Dumping 45-60m long, 10-20 tonne turbine blades in landfills is a costly ‘solution’ that many wind power outfits seem keen to avoid. Back in August, we reported on one blade ‘recycling’ company busted for illegally storing hundreds of wind turbine blades at three sites in Iowa. Global Fiberglass Solutions Inc had accumulated some 1,300 blades […]

More ‘Green’ Energy Victims: Wind Farm Landslides Wiping Out Fertile Farmland

With friends like the wind industry, who needs enemies? No one could accuse the wind industry of caring about the environment in which we live. In Quang Tri Province, Vietnam dozens of wind farms are under construction, with turbines being planted on top of steep ridgelines that sit above fertile valleys. In high rainfall country, […]

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 […]

Jumbo Noise Problem: Africa’s Elephants Hate Thumping Droning Wind Turbine Noise

Thumping, grinding wind turbine noise has always been the elephant in the room for the wind industry. Now, it’s the elephants themselves who’ve signalled just how annoying low-frequency wind turbine noise is. Renowned for their acutely sensitive hearing in the lower frequency register, the long-distance communication between Africa’s elephants is being drowned out by an […]

It Just Ain’t Green: Endless Environmental Havoc Caused By Industrial Wind & Solar Power

The true environmental and social cost of intermittent wind and solar is simply staggering. Millions of solar panels are already being dumped in landfill, and millions of nonrecyclable wind turbine blades are joining them; altogether creating a toxic legacy the generation who blindly championed so-called ‘green’ energy. However, long before the panels and blades get […]