RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.

Current Zoning restricts blade clearance to 75 feet, a standard clearance in the industry, and a restriction in some states for safety reasons. This change means that blades moving at over 100 miles an hour will be less than 60 feet from the ground. In Addition, this change was not included in notice of changes, … Continue reading RES and Weyerhaeuser push for non-standard blade clearances.

Ice-Tossing Turbines: Myth or Hazard?

They produce clean energy, sure, but they can also hurl a mean snowball. DECEMBER 9, 2008 | KATE GALBRAITH | New York Times How do wind turbines fare in winter weather? Not so well, according to one little town in England. The Wisbech Standard reports a harrowing tale in which “lumps of ice three or … Continue reading Ice-Tossing Turbines: Myth or Hazard?

Dangers: Wind turbine spinning out of control.

Wind turbine spinning out of control in Mitchell County, family of 5 forced out of home August 29th 2018 | Jamie Burch  | ktxs.com LORAINE, Texas — A Mitchell County family of five is temporarily out of a home because of an out of control wind turbine. Christopher Madrid said he woke up about 2 a.m. Sunday … Continue reading Dangers: Wind turbine spinning out of control.

Sales Pitch: Turbines last 20 years – Reality only 3?

How long do turbines last? These in New York were built between 2013 and 2015.   The sales pitch is that The lifespan of a windmill typically spans 20 to 25 years, but these turbines began to break down in less than three.   NEW YORK SPENT $5 MILLION ON WIND TURBINES THAT DON’T EVEN … Continue reading Sales Pitch: Turbines last 20 years – Reality only 3?

Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege.

Investigation underway into blaze devouring French River park, which started on Henvey Inlet First Nation Jul 24, 2018 | Dave Seglins  | CBC News Henvey Inlet construction site where workers say the fire began after a machine got stuck in bone-dry bush. Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating whether construction crews building … Continue reading Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege.