Hometown Hellraisers: Self-Incinerating Wind Turbines Prove Perfect Wildfire-Starters

An out-of-control wildfire is a terrifying experience. Self-incinerating wind turbines have joined arsonists and lightning strikes as the cause of that terror. Whereas lightning is an unavoidable natural occurrence and arsonists live in fear of being caught and punished, the wind power outfits that spear giant industrial wind turbines into rural tinderboxes have no qualms […]

All Fired Up: Texan Wildfire Sparked by Self-Incinerating Wind Turbine

The number of wildfires sparked by these things grows by the day. 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 and over […]

Wind Turbines the Perfect Bushfire Starters: Fire & Fury Coming Soon to Your Backyard

As Australians brace for a searing summer, spare a thought for communities riddled with wind turbines: the perfect incendiary device. Around the world, hundreds have blown up in balls of flame – in the process – each one raining molten metal and over 1,000 litres of flaming gear oil and hydraulic fluid (see our post here) […]

Great Balls of Fire: More Terrifying Turbine Meltdowns Spell Serious & Unnecessary Bushfire Risk

As Australians brace for a searing summer, spare a thought for communities riddled with wind turbines: the perfect incendiary device. First, we’ll take a look at a few ‘clean’-energy conflagrations in Europe. Fire destroys wind turbine in the Emsland New Osnabrück Daniel Gonzalez-Tepper and Hermann Hinrichs 14 October 2018 Rhede. In the wind energy park […]

Western Victoria’s Firestorm: Dodging Wind Turbines Biggest Battle for Airborne Firefighters

Not only do wind turbines act as the perfect bushfire-starters, their presence precludes the best and safest method of fire-fighting from controlling them: aerial water bombers won’t fly within cooee of these things – experienced pilots have declared that they won’t fly within 3km of a wind turbine, even without the country around them on […]