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 […]

The Staggering Cost of Cleaning Up the Mess When the Wind Power Fiasco Ends

**** When the wind industry fiasco inevitable grinds to a halt sometime in the next decade, those that entertained it – be it dimwitted farmers or local governments – are going to be left with a monumental clean up bill. Hence the move in Britain to force (deliberately worthless) wind power outfits to set aside […]

The Wind Industry: Grinding to an Early Halt

*** Among the grab bag of lies pedalled by wind power outfits, and especially fan makers, is that these things will run on the smell of an oily rag, without the need of so much as a shifting spanner, for more than 25 years. The pitch is made to beguile the gullible (read, ‘planning authorities’, […]

James Delingpole: UK’s Wind Power Debacle Reaches “High Farce”

**** The great wind farm farce The Telegraph James Delingpole 22 February 2015 Ed Davey’s plan for 400 turbines to be erected off the Yorkshire coast will be a heinous burden on the taxpayer If ever there’s a competition for the most spectacularly pointless and wasteful project in engineering history, you’d be hard pressed to […]

Wind Turbines: lucky to last 10 Years

**** Dr Gordon Hughes is a Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh and a while back produced this cracking study which destroyed yet another wind industry myth about the longevity of their giant fans: windfarm peformance UK hughes.19.12.12. Instead of the much touted 25 years, the output from modern turbines starts to drop […]