Wind Farm Mass Attack: Wind Turbines Collapsing & Combusting Around the World

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firey-blade ‘Enemy action’? – Missaukee County, USA

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The number of cases involving turbines collapsing, self immolating or throwing their blades to the four winds (aka “component liberation”) has become so common that, if we were a tad cynical, we would go so far to suggest the possibility of some kind of pattern, along the lines proffered by Mr Bond’s nemesis, Goldfinger: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times it’s enemy action”.

This collection of stories from the US, UK, Germany and Canada suggests either enemy action or a product with a thoroughly hopeless design.

Missaukee County Wind Turbine Destroyed By Fire
9 and 10 News
Megan Atwood
21 December 2106

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“We got on scene to find heavy smoke and fire,” says Jay Deboer, deputy chief for the McBain Fire Department.

Fire way up at the top of a wind turbine.

We caught on camera the…

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The Criminal Cost of the Federal Government’s Obsession with Wind Power

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Person dumping money into a toilet bowl --- Image by © Rubberball/Corbis Compared to wind power – a canny investment…

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Alan Moran needs no intro for STT followers. Here’s another cracking piece, courtesy of Catallaxy Files

Billions wasted in economy sapping energy regulations
Catallaxy Files
Alan Moran
16 December 2016

Each year the energy regulator, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), publishes data on the make-up of electricity costs for households. This breaks down costs into three categories: environmental, regulated networks and wholesale/retail.

In Queensland federal environmental policies cost the average household $63 and state based schemes a further $128, adding 7 per cent to household electricity bills. NSW consumers get off more lightly: Commonwealth environmental schemes cost them $72 with state schemes a further $37. Victorians pay only $48 in subsidies for the Commonwealth schemes and $33 for the state schemes, while South Australians pay $62 for the Commonwealth schemes and $93 for those of the state government.

But these…

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The Criminal Cost of the Federal Government’s Obsession with Wind Power