Spontaneous Combustion: Wind Turbine Fires Way More Common Than Industry Claims

Efforts to portray wind turbines as ‘safe’, ‘clean’ and ‘green’ are undone by their reputation for spectacular pyrotechnic displays whenever they decide to self-immolate and turn themselves into terrifying, toxic fireballs. Around the world, hundreds have exploded into in palls of toxic smoke and balls of flame – in the process – each one raining […]

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 […]

Not So Safe: Spontaneous Wind Turbine Fires Pose Mortal Threat to Life & Property

STT has covered wind turbine fires dozens of times, including those which have sparked out-of-control bushfires, placing life at mortal risk. 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 […]

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 […]