Wind Turbines the Perfect Bushfire Starters: Fire & Fury Coming Soon to Your Backyard

As Australians brace for a searing summer, spare a thought for communities riddled with wind turbines: the perfect incendiary device. Around the world, hundreds have blown up in 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) […]

Wind Turbines: Safe, Clean & Green? Yeah, Right …

The spontaneous combustion of 300 tonne wind turbines, showering the earth with a toxic cocktail of molten-fibreglass and flaming lubricants is one of those tricky PR problems for big wind. On every occasion that one of these whirling wonders burst into flames, locals are told them it’s a rare and unusual event, never likely to […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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. […]

Texan Pyrotechnic Turbine Terror: Wind Power Setting the World on Fire

**** Utterly pointless, on every level; and insanely dangerous to man and beast, one of the more exciting features of these things is their ability to spontaneously combust. Above is a video, and below is the story and pics, of a recent piece of ‘green’ energy pyrotechnics on the Prairie. Watch it burn: Multiple Lubbock […]