Wind turbines are destroying the lives of bats, birds, animals, humans and even whales (yes, the psychopaths that run this world have put their wicked technologies in the ocean too!). The infrasound they produce is 100% LETHAL and all of these “clean” and “green” technologies are alien to our world and DO NOT belong on the Earth. They must all be extinguished from this realm.
Wind turbines, once touted by the few wealthy and less populated countries as a clean solution for electricity, are now becoming an eyesore, a hazard, and a significant environmental threat.
By Ronald Stein as published by The Heartland Institute
After decades of operating around the world for the few wealthy and less populated countries, wind turbines continue to have a live expectancy of about 20 years. To date, there has yet to be discovered a financially viable means of recycling those wind turbines. As a result, today’s old wind turbines are being dumped into toxic waste dumps.
Because wind turbine blades are very difficult to recycle, the waste stream created by the retired blades is a mounting problem. Globally by 2050 projections are that there will be 43 million tons of blade waste produced EVERY YEAR – the equivalent of 215,000 locomotives.
By the turn of the century in 2100, the world population is projected to be more than 11 billion from its current 8 billion.
The world’s population in 2100 is projected to be dominated by India, Nigeria, China, the US, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Tanzania.
Noticeable by their absence from the population list are countries that are wealthier but less populated like Germany, the UK, Australia, Canada, Japan, and Russia.
As wind farms age, the turbines begin to break down and require maintenance. However, due to the high costs associated with removing them, many companies are choosing to leave them in place. This poses several problems, including the potential for oil leaks from the turbines, and the overall negative impact on the landscape.
The first generation of wind turbines are starting to reach the end of their service lives, while others are replaced early to make way for newer technology – including longer turbine blades that can sweep more wind and generate more intermittent electricity – the question of what to do with their huge blades becomes more pressing.
These abandoned wind turbines pose significant environmental and safety risks, as they can leak toxic chemicals and other hazardous materials into the surrounding environment and can even collapse or catch fire.
The life cycle for renewables runs from design, procurement and construction through operations and maintenance, and repair, as well as the life-ending decommissioning and disposal or recycling and restoration of the landscaping back to its original pristine condition.
It’s time for those few wealthy governments to “clean up” their previous subsidised programs for intermittent electricity and act to subsidise the development of methods to properly decommission wind turbines before they become a larger environmental crisis.
The governments that subsidised the designing and construction have the responsibility to seek decommissioning, restoration, and recycling standards down to the last dandelion, just like we have for decommissioned mines, oil, and nuclear sites.
Wind farms are typically located in areas with consistent wind patterns. For the vast acreage required for wind and solar, it’s a pathetic destruction of pristine landscapes!
The American public has been speaking through the not-in-my-backyard (“NIMBY”) individuals, and expressing their discontent with such features as unsightliness, extensive acreage requirements, noise, and environmental risks to the community.
For all Americans, Robert Bryce just finished updating the ‘Renewable Rejection Database’ to include a spate of restrictions or rejections that have been enacted in Iowa, Illinois, and Ohio.
The new rejection totals: Since 2015, there have been 391 rejections or restrictions of wind electricity projects and 135 rejections or restrictions of solar projects, bringing the total number of rejections of all sites targeted for the generation of occasional electricity to 526.
So far in 2023, just in America, there’ve been 24 rejections of wind turbine projects and 24 rejections of solar projects.