New Sustainability Standard: Wind Industry Illegally Dumping Thousands of Turbine Blades

As hundreds of thousands of toxic wind turbine blades head for landfills near you, thousands more are being dumped illegally. Across the USA, wind power outfits are being repeatedly busted for dumping their blades and simply cutting and running. Last August, we reported on one blade ‘recycling’ company busted for illegally storing hundreds of wind turbine […]

Component Liberation: Wind Turbines Keep Throwing 8-20 Tonne Blades In All Directions

Like playing Where’s Waldow, wind turbines keep losing blades and their owners apparently have trouble finding them again. Which seems strange, given that these suckers are 45-70m long and weigh between 8 and 20 tonnes. The trade euphemism for blades flying in all directions is “component liberation”, as if that abuse of the English language […]

Environmental Disaster: Wind Turbines Continually Catch Fire, Throw Blades & Collapse

California’s wind power proponents promised a clean, green future – instead, they’ve delivered a wholesale environmental disaster. In the desert surrounding Ocotillo, locals have been putting up with wind turbines self-immolating, throwing their blades in all directions, leaking and spraying oil and collapsing to the desert floor, for years now (see our post here). Here’s […]

Unwanted Waste: Company Busted For Illegally Dumping Hundreds of Giant Wind Turbine Blades

Millions of industrial wind turbine blades are heading for landfill to become a toxic headache for future generations, all in the name of purportedly “saving the planet”. While dumping 45-60m long blades weighing between 10 and 20 tonnes in giant pits might seem like an easy solution, it’s a costly one that plenty of wind […]

Out of Sight: What to Do With Germany’s 1.35 Million Tonnes of Toxic Wind Turbine Blades?

The rush to an all wind and sun powered future has left Germans sensing the kind of regret that comes with youthful exuberance – something about acting in haste and repenting at leisure springs to mind. Having carpeted Deutschland with more than 30,000 of these things over the last 20 years, many of them are […]

Turbine Terror: Truckers Face Life & Death Transporting Giant 60m Wind Turbine Blades

With wind turbine blades pushing 60 metres (197 feet) and weighing in at up to 20 tonnes, those that transport them for a living are dicing with death, on a daily basis. So far, the wind industry has clocked up 195 fatalities: 122 were wind industry and direct support workers (divers, construction, maintenance, engineers, etc), […]

Mass Blade Fail Means Early ‘Retirement’ for Hundreds of Danish Wind Turbines

  Among the lies pedalled by the wind industry is that wind turbines run on the smell of an oily rag and last for more than 25 years. The pitch is made to beguile the gullible (read, ‘planning authorities’, ‘politicians’, ‘bankers’ and ‘investors’) into believing that their operating costs can be covered out of petty […]

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” […]

More Wind Turbine Self-Incinerations & 10 Tonne Blade Throws

For something that the wind industry keeps telling us is as rare as hen’s teeth, the unshackling of 10 tonne blades (euphemistically called ‘component liberation’), the total collapse of 200-300 tonne turbines and the spontaneous combustion of turbine generators (and the 1,000 litres of highly toxic gear and hydraulic oil that slosh around inside the […]

Wind Farm Mass Attack: Wind Turbines Collapsing & Combusting Around the World

*** The number of cases involving turbines collapsing, self immolating or throwing their blades to the four winds (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: […]