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 Turbine Ice Capades: German Wind Farm Neighbour Cheats Death, Dodging Flying Ice Chunks

*** Over the last few weeks German wind turbines have been stubbornly refusing to produce much power at all, while a frightening number have, instead, determined to completely self-destruct, with a rash of collapses, component liberation events (aka blade throws) and self-immolations (see our post here and below). Adding a distinctly cool flavour to 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: […]

Mortal Danger: Wind Turbines Throw Blades, Disintegrate & Collapse with Alarming Regularity

More turbine mayhem, this time it’s Siemens turbines – less than 4 years old – collapsing on Maui – an island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Parts fall off wind turbine The Maui News Lee Imada 4 October 2016 The blades, hub and nacelle of one of eight Auwahi Wind turbines in the Kanaio area separated from […]

What’s Not to Like about Wind Power? – Wind Turbine Pyrotechnics & Fatal Flops

Wind power is, as we’re repeatedly told, ‘clean’, ‘green’ and ‘free’. But, ever keen to rain on the wind industry’s parade, here’s a couple of pieces that point out one or more inconvenient truths. As with the picture above, of a turbine self-immolating in Texas (see our post here) – the first concerns the habit […]

Wind Industry Claims Another Ag-Pilot: Minnesota Crop-Duster Killed in Action

Is there anything to say in favour of these things? Not only insanely expensive and utterly pointless at every level, they pose a mortal danger to both man and beast. In the 20 years or so since they’ve spun into heavily subsidised ‘action’, the wind industry’s has managed to clock up a fairly sizeable death […]

Fry-day Funnies: Wind Turbines ‘Explode’ onto the World Energy Stage

Only the Germans could come up with a single word to capture the churlish sentiment of feeling a sense of malicious glee at another’s downfall. It’s a sentiment pouring from this recent Tweet from STT Champion, James Delingpole. True. There is no sight on earth more beautiful than a wind turbine going down in flames. […]