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 […]

Safety First: Run For The Hills When 300 Tonne Wind Turbines Hit The Deck

Massive subsidies fuel the wind industry, while self-generated myth and glowing propaganda just grease the wheels. For wind industry spin-kings, one pesky problem that won’t go away is the routine and catastrophic collapses of these 300 tonne whirling wonders. Over the last few years, there have been hundreds of ‘structural failures’ – where either 10-15 tonne blades are […]

Constant Community Pests: Giant 300 Tonne Wind Turbines Keep ‘Dropping’ In On Neighbours

For wind industry spin-kings, one pesky problem that won’t go away is the routine and catastrophic collapses of their 300 tonne whirling wonders. We’re repeatedly told that rural communities just can’t wait to have hundreds of these things speared into their backyards. Except, of course, if those backyards belong to former Greens leaders, like Dr Bob […]

Fire & Fury: Giant Industrial Wind Turbines A Clear & Present Danger to Life & Limb

Giant industrial wind turbines routinely shed their blades, collapse and/or burst into terrifying fireballs. Contrary to their ‘super-safe’, ‘clean’, ‘green’ image, giant industrial wind turbines are the perfect incendiary device. Around the world, hundreds have exploded into in palls of smoke and balls of flame – in the process – each one raining molten metal […]

Another One Bites the Dust: 200 Tonne Wind Turbines Continually Beaten By Gravity

Throwing their 12-20 tonne blades to the four winds, spontaneously combusting and collapsing in catastrophic fashion is what wind turbines do best; these things appear to be in a constant battle with gravity. Remember, this is the power source that promises a clean, ‘green’ future! And that rural communities just can’t wait have hundreds of these things […]

Death Dodgers: On How to Avoid Being Impaled by Flying Wind Turbine Blade Chunks

With thousands of these things being speared into the backyards of closely settled rural communities, the risk of death and serious injury, only increases. The wind industry (which really only got off the ground in the late 1990s and still generates a trifling amount of electricity) has clocked up around 220 fatalities, – see the helpful […]

Clear & Present Danger: Industrial Wind Turbines Pose Permanent Wildfire Threat

Contrary to their ‘super-safe’, ‘clean’, ‘green’ image, giant industrial wind turbines are the perfect incendiary device. Around the world, hundreds have exploded into in palls of smoke and balls of flame – in the process – each one raining molten metal and over 1,000 litres of flaming gear oil and hydraulic fluid (see our post here) […]

Turbines Tumble: Another 230 Metre, 300 Tonne Whirling Wonder Bites the Dust

Throwing their blades to the four winds, spontaneously combusting and collapsing in catastrophic fashion is what wind turbines do best. Remember, this is the power source that promises a clean, ‘green’ future! And that rural communities just can’t wait have hundreds of these things speared into their backyards. Except, of course, if those backyards belong to former Greens leaders, like Dr […]

Icy Killer: Motorists Forced to Dodge Huge Chunks of Ice Thrown From Wind Turbine Blades

Wind power’s meant to be clean, green and safe as houses, but these things have a habit of hurling deadly chunks of ice at people on foot, motorists and the buildings people occupy. Throwing 10 tonne blades hundreds of metres, and chunks thereof, for kilometres isn’t the limit of the wholly unnecessary risk created by giant industrial wind […]

Hometown Hellraisers: Self-Incinerating Wind Turbines Prove Perfect Wildfire-Starters

An out-of-control wildfire is a terrifying experience. Self-incinerating wind turbines have joined arsonists and lightning strikes as the cause of that terror. Whereas lightning is an unavoidable natural occurrence and arsonists live in fear of being caught and punished, the wind power outfits that spear giant industrial wind turbines into rural tinderboxes have no qualms […]