Rusting Monuments to Stupidity: Staggering Cost of Cleaning Up the Wind Industry’s Giant Mess

The wind industry is like the partying college students that trash their parent’s house, never sparing a thought about cleaning up the mess afterwards. With subsidies being slashed across the globe, the great wind industry ‘party’ will inevitably draw to a close. And the adults will need to raise the tricky issue about who cleans […]

Wind Energy: Part-Time Power – Full-Time Failure: Brand New Turbines Falling Apart

Wind power isn’t a serious energy source, it’s a serious joke. In the absence of massive subsidies, the wind industry wouldn’t exist. Battling to deliver part-time power, it’s been a full-time failure. Self-combusting, throwing 10 tonne blades to the four winds and dropping their 300 tonne hulks earthwards is just what these things do. But, […]

Inevitable Transition: End to Subsidies Spells Armageddon for Ageing Wind Turbines in Europe

With wind power subsidies drying up across Europe, the prospects for RE rent seekers look bleaker than ever. It seems like only yesterday, that we were told that wind power was cheaper than coal, sustainable and would power us into the next millennium. Indeed, the transition was meant to be ‘inevitable’. Meanwhile, back on Earth, […]

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 […]

Kaput!: German Wind Farms Set for Dismantling as Subsidies Dry Up

Claims that wind turbines run on the smell of an oily rag and last for 25 years are a proven nonsense. What wind worshippers tend to forget is that these things have a useful (that is to say ‘economic’) lifespan of around 12 years. Subsidies are what built them. Subsidies are what run them. So, […]

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” […]

PSST! Want to Make a Small Fortune? Throw a Large One at Wind Turbines

FAIL: Busted Wind Turbines Give College Whopping Negative 99.14% Return On Investment Watts up with that? Anthony Watts 27 April 2016 From the “it’s OK, we used other people’s money” department and Andrew Follet at The Daily Caller: *** Lake Land College recently announced plans to tear down broken wind turbines on campus, after the […]