Last weekend a wind turbine collapsed at Broadworthy, Devon in a 50 mph wind, although the wind turbine is supposed to be resilient to wind speeds more than twice as fast as this.
Now a second bird chopper has come crashing down 18 miles away in Cornwall on the family farm of a Lib Dem councillor, the Lib Dems you may recall from their last party conference were the only major political party in Britain, to still believe in Climate Religion, so it is no surprise to find Green crony capitalism being practiced by one of their number.
The collapse of 2 symbols of Green tokenism within a week have put health and safety pressures on an industry already under attack for besmirching landscapes and costing billions in Green subsidies for energy bill payers.
Investigations into the cause of the Broadworthy turbine have found bolts missing from the base which is leading to an attempted damage limitation exercise where the dark deeds of sabotage are being mooted as a possible cause of the collapse. Read the rest of this entry
A report by economist Ruth Lea has found what many people have been saying for years now, wind power is unreliable and costs many times more than electricity generated by coal and gas fired power stations.
There is something deeply wrong about a system that pays turbine operators millions of pounds to not generate electricity when people and business are struggling with ever rising energy costs.
The insanity continues as a decision to stop a wind farm being built that overlooks the site of the Battle of Naseby has been overturned despite officials acknowledging that the turbines will impact heavily on the historic site. Read the rest of this entry
Chris Huhne and the renewables industry have long been playing the nothing to see here game whenever there is a wind turbine collapse, fire or accident.
By their own admission the renewables industry is very cagey about the sacred bird chopper, the recent disintegration of a wind turbine in a mere 50 mph wind earlier this month highlighted the problem that these useless blots on the landscape have, their gearboxes and lubricant are not fit for purpose.
One nation, the Dutch who really know about windmills have abandoned wind power for all the usual reasons expense and reliability, yet in Britain the madness of Chris Huhne continues unabated with plans for 30,000 additional bird choppers costing £2 million each, a total cost of £60,000,000,000 that will require 100% backup from existing power stations using fossil fuels.
£60 billion for something that works at just 25% efficiency, it gets worse 44% of bird choppers have been involved in accidents or incidents in just 5 years: Read the rest of this entry
During the recent storms that hit Scotland a £2 million 328 foot tall wind turbine exploded and rained shrapnel and fire on the surrounding area, all caused by a 50mph wind.
As usual the so called “Renewable Energy” experts are calling it a freak accident with only a 1% chance of the accident happening.
There are 2 serious problems that afflict wind turbines, blade failure and gearbox failure, the latter failure usually results in the wind turbine catching fire; it is a problem that the renewables industry has long been aware of: Read the rest of this entry
Today’s Guest Post is from @AmbushPredator
A leading conservation group has told Walsall residents that a wind turbine proposed to be built near their homes will not harm birds in the area.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has said the planned turbine next to Rushall Canal is for the greater good.
So, all you bird-lovers who spend millions on donations to the RSPB, how do you feel now? Read the rest of this entry
Yet another planning application for wind turbines has been rejected, this time on appeal.
REG power had wanted to build 3 of the 125 metre tall bird choppers on Cheverton Down, an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Isle of Wight.
On Tuesday national planning inspector John Woolcock announced he had dismissed the appeal: Read the rest of this entry
The Wind Farm, the single most useless form of reliable electricity generation yet invented, and the second most expensive for consumers after biomass.
The wind turbine symbol of all that is good, renewable, green and politically correct is in reality an environmental holocaust for the countries like China that manufacture components for them, a subsidised failure at reliable electricity generation globally, they blight the lives of people forced to live within their shadow and they kill birds in huge numbers.
Yesterday Aardvark blogged about the desecration of the D Day beaches by bird choppers and finished the post with “Now if the area around the Normandy beaches were home to a threatened species of aquatic fruit bat then every NGO from Greenpeace to the WWF would be up in arms,” seems that Aardvark was wrong Wind Turbines are, in fact, the most sacred icon in the political Church of Climatology: Read the rest of this entry