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Wind Turbines nothing but waste

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One to get @valamhic excited!

THE RENEWABLE GREEN ENERGY MYTH: 50,000 Tons Of Non-Recyclable Wind Turbine Blades Dumped In The Landfill

Who would have thought? What’s even worse, is that the amount of wind turbine blades slated for waste disposal is forecasted to quadruple over the next fifteen years as a great deal more blades reach their 15-20 year lifespan. Furthermore, the size and length of the newly installed wind turbine blades are now twice as large as they were 20-30 years ago.



Hundreds of giant windmill blades are being shipped to a landfill in Wyoming to be buried because they simply can’t be recycled. Local media reports several wind farms in the state are sending over 900 un-reusable blades to the Casper Regional Landfill to be buried. While nearly 90 percent of old or decommissioned wind turbines, like the motor housing, can be refurbished or at least crushed, fiberglass windmill blades present a problem due to their size and strength.

Wyoming isn’t the only landfill accepting worn-out wind turbine blades. They are also being dumped in IOWA and SOUTH DAKOTA. Although, there’s probably a lot more landfills across the country, especially in Texas, that are accepting old wind turbine blades. Texas has the largest amount of wind-generated energy in the United States at 27,036 MegaWatts, followed by Iowa (8,965 MW), Oklahoma (8,072 MW), Kansas (6,128 MW), and California (5,842 MW). (source: Wikipedia)

So, with Texas powering more wind energy than the next three states combined, they will be discarding an enormous amount of wind turbine blades in the state’s landfills over the next 10-20 years.

Now, why is the Wind Power Industry discarding its blades in landfills? Unfortunately, due to the way the blades are manufactured, it isn’t economical or practical to recycle them even though some small-scale recycling has been done. Here is an image from the Low-Tech Magazine website explaining why the large wind turbine blades aren’t recyclable:






Windpower is inefficent and a scam, Solar power is being harnessed wrong and the whole thing is nothing more than a tax grab by the state to promote bullshit Green policies whilst taxing us more.
 
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Good auld day for the windmills today in fairness. Though I'm beginning to think the whole thing is just a ploy on behalf of farmers to win over the ladies in the Ireland's Own dating section.

Joe, 46. Interests include golf and repairing tractors. Loads of road frontage and a big wind turbine guaranteed
 

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John Laing learned the hard way.



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Over a year, Irish wind farms saves about 4% of the fossil fuel it would otherwise take to generate its electricity. When the wind is blowing, 500 mw is exported to the UK
of which 40% must be generated by fossil fuel. So the Irish are subsidizing Britain's electricity consumers

The average Irish wind farm lasts 20 years after which is is of no value. The income covers the loan interest, the running expenses but not the capital principal.

It will take at least 4 times the life of the wind farm to repay the capital cost. , so that on average when the wind farm is gone, there will still be 80 years principal to repay.
 
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These wind turbines are nothing but trouble!
 
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