Broken Blade Wind turbine in Garden, Michigan on May 22, 2019
Wind turbine blade explodes on Wild Turkey Road near Pontypool April 20, 20190| Pamela Vanmeer | Kawartha 411 KAWARTHA LAKES, ONTARIO - Neighbours of the Sumac Ridge Wind farm on Wild Turkey Road say they heard a grinding sound followed by a loud explosion this morning. When they looked out they saw one of the … Continue reading Wind turbine blade explodes: Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
Danish Article: Ild i vindmølle og ejendom i Sørvad, by Frederikke Dammark, 1. jan 2019 Foto: Vagn Gejl Donskov January 2nd, 2019 | Jesper Berggreen | cleantechnica.com Since New Years Eve, it’s been quite windy in Denmark, and of the +6000 wind turbines in the country one of them apparently had to succumb to the pressure … Continue reading Vestas Turbine Catches Fire In Danish New Year Storm
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!
Wind turbine blades have to be light and strong, which makes them very difficult to recycle 2/23/18, | Kalina Oroschakoff | POLITICO [EXCERPT] Read Full Article One source of clean energy is turning into a dirty problem for Europe. The Continent's first wind farms, built three decades ago, now host many towers that are too old, too small … Continue reading Small old wind towers make for big new problems.