Billions of Wind Turbine Blades Built With Balsa Wood Stripped From Amazon’s Forests

Green groups are starting to rumble the fact that wind power ain’t so green, after all. 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 at least a tonne of gear oil and hydraulic fluid on board. And then there’s […]

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, […]