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Germany’s “Ticking Time Bombs”…Technical Experts Say Wind Turbines Posing “Significant Danger” To Environment!

As much of 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”. Wind turbine recently burned after being hit by lightning. Image: Wasili Karbe, cropped from video here. […]

New Papers: Intermittent Wind Power PRESERVES & INCREASES Need For Fossil Fuel Energy Generation

New Papers: Intermittent Wind Power PRESERVES & INCREASES Need For Fossil Fuel Energy Generation

 ⇑ Wind Power Installation Amplifies The Growth Of Fossil Fuel Energies  “[A]s RES [renewable energy sources] increases, the expected decreasing tendency in the installed capacity of electricity generation from fossil fuels has not been found.” – Marques et al., 2018 In late 2012, a prophetic article appeared in the Los Angeles Times that warned: “As more […]

Germany’s Wind Energy Mess: As Subsidies Expire, Thousands Of Turbines To Shut Down…Environmental Nightmare!

As older turbines see subsidies expire, thousands are expected to be taken offline due to lack of profitability. Green nightmare: Wind park operators eye shipping thousands of tons of wind turbine litter to third world countries – and leaving their concrete rubbish in the ground. The Swiss national daily Baseler Zeitung here recently reported how Germany’s wind […]

6 New Papers Unsheathe A Hushed-Up 'Green' Reality: Habitats Are Being Destroyed By Wind Turbines

6 New Papers Unsheathe A Hushed-Up ‘Green’ Reality: Habitats Are Being Destroyed By Wind Turbines

More Wind Turbines, More Habitat Harm, Loss Scientists (Krekel and Zerrahn, 2017 ) report that the installation of wind turbines near human populations “exerts significant negative external effects on residential well-being” and a “significant negative and sizable effect on life satisfaction” due to “unpleasant noise emissions” and “negative impacts on landscape aesthetics”. “We show that the […]

Wind’s False Promise Of Environmental Purity…Everywhere “Everything Is Rotating And Blinking”…”High Price To Pay”

Public opinion of wind energy in Germany, once unanimously high, has eroded considerably over the past years as more people begin to realize that the country’s once idyllic countryside is turning into a blighted industrial landscape. The earlier visions of environmental purity are instead turning out to be illusions by con-artists. The reality is an […]

Greed Energy…Endangered Black Stork Nest Blocking Wind Park Construction Gets Criminally Destroyed

Conservationist/wind-energy protest group Rettet den Odenwald (Save the Forest of Odes) here writes that yet another endangered stork nest was recently destroyed at the forested location near a proposed JuWi wind park. Controversy swirls over German wind park builder JuWi Normally the clearing of forest land to make way for industry is required to undergo […]

Another German Offshore Wind Park Loses Millions As Installation Costs Soar, Wind Forecast Overestimated

Another German Offshore Wind Park Loses Millions As Installation Costs Soar, Wind Forecast Overestimated

The online fuldainfo.de here reports of mores woes in the German offshore wind industry. It’s turning out that offshore wind power is expensive, and often plagued by technical difficulties. The offshore Trianel Borkum wind park severely hampered by spiraling costs, lower than expected winds. Photo credit: Trianel Just days ago I wrote here of another recent […]

German-Spanish Wind Energy Giant To Lay Off 6000 Workers, Citing “Changing Market Conditions”

The online German business daily Handelsblatt here writes that European wind energy company Siemens Gamesa will eliminate 6000 jobs. That means the German-Spanish company will shed more than a fifth of it 26,000 workers. This is the latest bad news slamming the green energy industry in Germany and Europe. Over the years Germany has seen almost […]

Storm, Price-Collapse “Expose Madness Of Energiewende” …Thousands Of Turbines To Be Dismantled As Subsidies Expire

The online Die Welt here reports that storm “Herwart” which swept across Germany late last month – with wind gusts of up to 140 kilometers per hour  – led to a wholesale electricity “price collapse” and thus “exposed the madness of the Energiewende“. “Negative prices” As storm Herwart waged, wind parks across Germany over-flooded electricity […]

Scientists: Expansion Of Wind Turbines 'Likely To Lead To Extinction' For Endangered Vulture Species

Scientists: Expansion Of Wind Turbines ‘Likely To Lead To Extinction’ For Endangered Vulture Species

Wind Energy Expansion: Endangering Wildlife Photo from Ferrão da Costa et al., 2017 When pondering the future of wind power and its ecological impacts, it is well worth re-considering this seminal analysis from Dr. Matt Ridley. [W]orld energy demand has been growing at about 2 per cent a year for nearly 40 years. Between 2013 and 2014, […]

Wind Energy’s 8 Serious Disadvantages: Hurts Everything From Wealth To Health

What follows is a list of reasons compiled by this German site here on why wind is a poor source of power. There are eight disadvantages that cannot be ignored, the site writes. What follows are the eight reasons along with my own descriptions. 1. Unstable, erratic power supply The wind doesn’t blow constantly, and […]

“The De Facto End Of Wind Turbine Forests”. New Policy In Germany Sends Powerful Signals!

Germany’s wind energy industry is suddenly facing fierce headwinds, and wind energy opponents are cheering wildly! Yesterday Germany’s most populated state, North Rhine Westphalia, voted in a new government. The old government consisting of a coalition between the SPD Socialists and the Green Party were booted out in recent state elections, and since yesterday have […]

2 New Papers Expose The Environmental Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal

2 New Papers Expose The Environmental Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal

Unsustainable: 43 Million Tonnes Of Wind Turbine Blade Waste By 2050 “If the industry cannot come up with more sustainable manufacturing and disposal processes, public acceptance of wind energy would decline if the public becomes aware of these issues” – Ramirez-Tejeda et al., 2017 Despite an explosion in installed wind capacity since 1990, wind power […]

Resurging German Free Democrats Coming Out Against Out-Of-Control Wind Energy

Over the past few years Germans have been increasing their protests against the construction of wind trubines in the countryside and the idustrial littering of the landscape. Hundreds of citizens’ protest groups have since formed with the aim of fiercely opposing the construction of wind parks in forests, open landscapes and near residential areas. The […]

Measures To Protect Endangered Birds From Wind Turbines Completely Ineffective!

Measures To Protect Endangered Birds From Wind Turbines Completely Ineffective!

It’s time for wind energy proponents to admit that their well-intended idea of wind energy has in fact had disastrous ecological consequences. No technological development has ever so negatively impacted the environment and landscape like wind turbines have. Not only do they blight the scenic landscape and make people living near them ill, they are a […]

“Experts” Sent In To Convince Public Of Wind Park Safety Met By Derision And “Jeering Laughter”

As wind projects continue to get planned throughout Germany, concerns over their effects on nature, wildlife and human health are growing more than ever. The online Sächsische Zeitung (SZ – Saxony News) reports how one locality in Germany held a public forum on the subject of low-frequency infrasound earlier this year. Infrasound generated by wind turbines is […]

Germans Horrified That Forests, "Strictly Protected" Species, Being Cleared Away For Wind Parks

Germans Horrified That Forests, “Strictly Protected” Species, Being Cleared Away For Wind Parks

In Germany forests are almost considered sacred, and are powerfully anchored into the German cultural psyche. Disturbing them is absolutely frowned upon, to put it mildly. This is all the more reason why Germans nationwide have been horrified by the mass deforestation taking place to make way for industrial wind parks. The latest (shocking) example […]

Germany: 120 Billion Euros For 5% Electricity Supply! And “Huge New Green Movement” Against Wind Power

Only 5% of demand covered The Swiss online Baseler Zeitung here writes how the country’s Association for Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Biotech Companies is coming out against Switzerland’s recently proposed green “energy strategy”, saying that it is “fundamentally going in the wrong direction“. The association fears it will lead to higher costs. Energy politician Christian Wasserfallen “is […]

German Greens Move To Water Down Nature Protection Laws – To Clear Way For Wind Parks!

The German online Nordwest Zeitung (NWZ) reports here how mainly German Socialists and Greens (of all people) are moving to relax strict laws designed to protect nature and endangered species. The aim is to clear the way for the industrialization of the North German rural countryside and natural areas with wind turbines. Pushed by Germany’s Greens and […]

Wind Turbines Crashing Down In Germany Amid Brisk Opposition And Even Sabotage!

Wind turbines are ugly, litter the landscape, endanger wildlife, generate erratically, destabilize power grids and even cause health problems. They also have a habit of coming apart and self destructing — thus creating a hazard to persons and property. The Saxony online daily Sächsische Zeitung (SZ) here reports how a wind turbine collapsed near Leisnig just days ago. […]

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