Industrialised Landscapes & Battered Communities Drive German Backlash Against Big Wind

Germany’s wind power obsession has turned picture postcard landscapes into alien, industrial war zones – of the kind dreamt up by futurist HG Wells. In the beginning, carpetbaggers, rent seekers and their eco-zealot, shock troops sold the ‘transition’ to an all wind and sun powered future as an ecological idyll. Except, the reality has fallen […]

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 […]

Deadly Cool: Wind Turbine Throws Ice Chunks Into US College

  Throwing 10 tonne blades hundreds of metres, and chunks thereof, for kilometres isn’t the limit of the wholly unnecessary risk created by giant wind turbines. No, in cooler climes, neighbours are trained in the art of dodging lethal flying chunks of ice, too. To the uninitiated, ‘ice throw’ (another wind industry euphemism) might sound […]

Even Mother Nature Hates Wind Power: Lightning Strike Destroys Turbine in Ireland

For a machine that’s said to lovingly harvest free-as-a-bird wind energy, the industrial wind turbine sure takes a beating from the weather. When Hurricane Maria visited Puerto Rico last year, she managed to splatter wind turbine blades all over the island, leaving residents completely powerless: Weather Dependent Wind Power: Leaves Hurricane Victims Powerless A typhoon […]

Splattered: 160 Tonne Wind Turbine Implodes Without Warning in Ontario & Becomes Instant Tourist Attraction

As insanely dangerous as they are utterly useless, when they’re not throwing their blades to the four winds, industrial wind turbines just keep on collapsing. With the biggest weighing in at over 300 tonnes, every time gravity does her worst, the risk of chaos and carnage follows: 290 Tonne Vestas Wind Turbines Dropping Like Giant Wounded Flies […]

Japanese Pyro Saga: Wind Turbine Explodes in Fireball at Nuclear Power Plant

STT followers might have twigged to our sense of irony which, on the odd occasion, drifts all the way to sarcasm. Sometimes a wry line requires considered imagination. But, other times, this stuff literally writes itself. This saga from Saga in Japan is almost too funny for words. Anti-nuke scaremongers rave on about the purported […]

Wind Farm Developer Turns Family’s Water Supply to Muddy Sludge

While some might consider turning water into wine a miracle of biblical proportions, for the wind industry turning a muddy sludge into aqua pura, is all in a day’s ‘work’ – and, for these highly skilled conjurers, the kind of feat that barely raises a sweat. But, then again, this is an industry practiced in […]