Wind Turbine Blades: A Toxic Legacy For Centuries to Come – So Much for Saving the Planet

*** Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal: 2 New Papers Expose The Environmental Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal No Tricks Zone Kenneth Richard 22 June 2017 “If the industry cannot come up with more sustainable manufacturing and disposal processes, public acceptance of wind energy would decline if the public becomes aware of these issues” […]

Trifecta of Wind Turbine Terror: Blades Snap, Flames Crackle Nacelles & Whole Turbines Drop

  Safety: Snap, Crackle, and Drop Master Resource Lisa Linowes 19 June  2017 Wind turbine safety had an ugly three weeks. During the late hours of May 31, a turbine blade at NextEra’s Breckinridge Center in Oklahoma (in-service since August 2015), broke off near its base and was thrown to the ground – snap.   Days later on […]

More Wind Turbine Collapses: So Common You’d Think ‘Enemy’ Forces Were Involved

‘Forgotten washer’ heard in hub before wind turbine collapsed in Cape Breton CBC News Brett Ruskin 15 May 2017 Just hours before a massive wind turbine collapsed last year in Cape Breton, a technician performing routine maintenance heard what was believed to be a washer lost in the structure’s hub. The incident — believed to […]

Cavalcade of Wind Farm Chaos: Turbines Collapse, Explode & Get Shot by Angry Neighbour

STT’s sub-editor had a pretty tough time coming up with a headline that had some hope of capturing the cavalcade of chaos detailed in the stories below. We’ll start with yet another turbine collapse in the Emerald Isle. Wind turbine collapses as storms batter Northern Ireland Belfast Telegraph David Young 03 February 2017 High winds […]

Scottish Wind Power Company Attempts to Cover Up Turbine Collapse

*** What’s notable about this story is not that a 160 tonne turbine collapsed without warning, nor is it the effort by the wind power outfit’s spin doctor to pretend that this is the first time a 90m tower has taken a tumble to terra firma (a line we demolish, so to speak, below). No, […]

Wind Farm FAILS: Turbine Blades Disintegrating on Brand New Turbines

Turbine blades that broke were first two to be turned on Huron Daily Tribune Brenda Battel 4 November 2016 BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — The two blades that broke on separate wind turbines last month were the first two to be turned on in the startup phase of the Deerfield wind project. The first turbine broke and […]

Wind Industry Claims Flying Blades & Crashing Turbines a ‘Landmark & Tourist Attraction’

**** The number of cases involving collapsing turbines and flying blades (aka “component liberation”) has become so common that, if we were a tad cynical, we would go so far to suggest the possibility of some kind of pattern, along the lines proffered by Mr Bond’s nemesis, Goldfinger: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three […]