This article discusses the limited longevity of older turbines, statistics are showing that the newer larger turbines have an even shorter average lifespan between 7 and 15 years. Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years November 21, 2018 | Isaac Orr in | American Experiment An industrial wind facility … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust: Wisconsin Wind Farm Decommissioned After Just 20 Years
Millions of pounds of rare earth minerals are used and millions of pounds of radioactive waste are created to make wind turbines. OCTOBER 23, 2013 | IER Policy Associates Travis Fisher and Alex Fitzsimmons | The Institute for Energy Research (IER) The wind industry promotes itself as better for the environment than traditional energy sources … Continue reading Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste
November 2nd, 2013 | Tim Radford |Climate News Network LONDON – Humankind could be about to exchange one kind of energy crisis for another. The switch from the finite store of fossil fuels to renewable sources could involve a huge additional demand for the world’s equally finite store of metals and minerals. Three French CRNS scientists … Continue reading Renewable Energy Needs Huge Mineral Supply
This is a 'wind-friendly' article. The calculations about failure support what we've researched about turbine durability- "... nearly all gearboxes in a wind farm are likely to fail within 20 years. This may seem shocking, but it is a reality in the field. Many wind operators will attest that most gearboxes have been changed or … Continue reading Wind-turbine gearboxes chance of one or more of the 20 to 25 bearings failing within seven years is 37%.
DISPOSAL OF WIND TURBINES PROVING TO BE A MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN 07/15/2018 Jason Hopkins | Energy Investigator Thousands of aging wind turbines will eventually need to be decommissioned, but the disposal of this “green” technology could prove to be a dirty job for environmental regulators. Besides a host of problems that occur during a wind turbine’s … Continue reading Disposal Of Wind Turbines A Major Environmental Concern
P Gosselin on 22. June 2018 As Germany’s nearly 30,000-strong fleet of wind turbines approach 20 or more years in age, the list of catastrophic collapses is growing more rapidly. The turbines are now being viewed by technical experts as “ticking time bombs.” According to a commentary by Daniel Wetzel of online German Daily ‘Die Welt’, the aging rickety … Continue reading Germany’s Wind Farms Are Ticking Time Bombs, A ‘Significant Danger’ To Environment!
Matt Ridley | NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT As machines, wind turbines are pretty good already; the problem is the wind resource itself, and we cannot change that. It’s a fluctuating stream of low–density energy. Mankind stopped using it for mission-critical transport and mechanical power long ago, for sound reasons. It’s just not … Continue reading Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy
Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts Jul 01, 2017 | Paul Driessen | townhall.com . . . Renewable energy proponents pay little or no attention to the land and raw material requirements, and associated environmental impacts, of wind, solar and biofuel programs on scales required to meet mankind’s current and growing energy needs, especially as poor … Continue reading Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts