Blown Away: Counting the Colossal Cost of Cleaning Up ‘Clean’ Energy’s Monstrous Mess

Giant industrial wind turbines have an economic lifespan around 15 years, after which the chances are that they’ll be left to rust in some idiot’s back paddock. Decommissioning these things properly at a sizeable wind farm would run into the hundreds of millions. Then there’s the toxic waste. Already, thousands of 45-70m blades are being […]

Bound & Gagged: Wind Industry Shuts Down Community Complaints Using Punitive Gag Clauses

The wind industry is a law unto itself, merrily crushing community opposition with the help of pliant and gullible politicians. And, where corruption reaches its natural limit, cash takes over. Mind you, spending other people’s money is always a treat. Leases with farmers who ‘host’ the turbines and so-called “good neighbour” agreements with their neighbours […]

Suckers Sign Here: Wind Turbine Hosts Taken For Fools By Developers in One-Sided Land Contracts

The great wind power fraud depends on a few gullible land owners signing up to host turbines, just to pocket a few pieces of silver -selling their souls to charming wind power outfits like Thailand’s RATCH (see our posts here and here and here). No turbine hosts; no wind industry. Lured by annual licence fees of around $10-15,000 per turbine, […]

Thinking About Welcoming Wind Turbines in your Community? Well, Think Again – An Avoidable Nightmare Awaits

Communities that were gullible and naïve enough to welcome wind turbines inevitably end up regretting being played for dupes. And it’s a regret that lasts a lifetime. Promises of money for jam; being led to believe that everyone involved is about to save the planet from imminent incineration; and being told these things are quieter […]

Leaning Tower of Vestas: Wind Turbine Announced as ‘8th Wonder of the World’

In today’s STT history lesson we’ll start with a recap on the Seven Wonders of the World: 1) The Colosseum of Rome 2) The Catacombs of Alexandria, Egypt 3) The Great Wall of China 4) Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, England 5) The Leaning Tower of Pisa 6) The Porcelain Tower of Nanking, China 7) The […]

Farmers ‘Hosting’ Wind Turbines Face Massive Clean Up Bills & Other Legal Liability

When the wind industry fiasco inevitably grinds to a halt sometime in the next decade, those that entertained it – be it dimwitted farmers who traded 30 pieces of silver to destroy their communities or the local governments that rubber stamped the DAs that permitted it – are going to be left with a monumental clean […]

Wynne’s Wind Power Fantasy Puts Ontario in the Red

Wynne’s green energy putting Ontario in red London Free Press Jim Merriam 8 February 2016 It’s to be hoped the Fraser Institute didn’t spend much money on its recent study of the fiscal performance of Canada’s premiers. Every resident of Ontario able to sit up and take nourishment — probably including Wiarton Willie last week […]