Turbine Trouble: US Military Declares War on Wind Power

Raising a raft of unnecessary danger, the wind industry’s body count currently stands at 192. Flying blades, collapsing and/or self-immolating towers account for their fair share of corpses. But those that take to the air, shouldn’t overlook the number of pilots and their passengers who’ve come to grief, thanks to a wind turbine or their […]

Wind Industry Meltdown: North Carolina Set to Slap Total Ban On All New Wind Projects

Wind power projects are at a standstill in North Carolina, following an 18-month moratorium on new wind projects. That ban practically crushed one project that an outfit called Apex Clean Energy had planned for Chowan County. Now, legislation is working its way through North Carolina’s legislature that would result in a total ban on new […]

Wind Turbines Present Mortal Threat to Flyers: Project Canned as Unacceptable Threat to Human Life

  All power generation comes with risk. However, those risks are traded off against the immeasurable societal benefits provided by reliable and affordable electricity. Where the power source is wholly weather dependent – and the industry that profits from it wholly dependent upon massive and endless subsidies and, therefore, wholly unsustainable – there is nothing […]

Pilot’s Nightmare: Wind Turbines Present Clear & Present Danger For Light Aircraft

All power generation comes with risk. However, those risks are traded off against the immeasurable societal benefits provided by reliable and affordable electricity. Where the power source is wholly weather dependent – and the industry that profits from it wholly dependent upon massive and endless subsidies and, therefore, wholly unsustainable – there is nothing to […]

Deadly Aircraft/Turbine Disaster at Highland Wind Farms ‘Just a matter of time’

**** A couple of weeks back, we looked at a report on how the RAF’s best of the best have been involved in dozens of near misses with these things in the UK, unnecessarily risking their lives every time they hit the skies: RAF’s Top Guns Call Wind Farms a ‘Disaster in the Making’ for […]

Wind Farm MET Masts Become Crop-Dusters’ Mortal Enemies

**** There are at least 2 critical dangers for flyers created by giant fans: 1) air turbulence – generated by a sea of 50-60m blades with their outer tips travelling at around 400km/h – interfering with the ability of the pilot to control their kite (see our post here); and 2) slamming into them – […]

4 killed as Plane slams into Wind Turbines in South Dakota

**** There are at least 2 critical dangers for flyers created by these things: 1) air turbulence – generated by a sea of 50-60m blades with their outer tips travelling at around 400km/h – interfering with the ability of the pilot to control their kite (see our post here); and 2) slamming into them – […]