Filthy Future: Millions of Toxic Wind Turbine Blades To Be Shredded & Sent to Landfills

STOP THESE THINGS

While the wind industry works overtime to bury a range of inconvenient facts, it’s actually burying millions of tons of toxic waste, among a list of other environmental sins.

Wind turbines don’t run on wind, they run on subsidies: cut the subsidies and once these things inevitably grind to a halt, they’ll never be replaced.

With an economic lifespan of something like 10-12 years (rather than the overblown 25 put forward by turbine makers and wind power outfits), over the next decade countries like Germany will be left with hundreds of thousands of 2-300 tonne ‘problems’ littering the landscape. With hundreds of turbines totally kaput, Germans have already been smacked with the harsh and toxic reality of their government’s so-called ‘green’ obsession.

And they aren’t alone.

Wyoming’s wind industry has barely got going and already wind power outfits are sending thousands of tonnes of toxic waste to landfill: the first…

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One response to “Filthy Future: Millions of Toxic Wind Turbine Blades To Be Shredded & Sent to Landfills

  1. I’m sorry but your article is pure nonsense.

    1. Saying that wind turbines run on subsidies, not wind makes absolutely no sense. Subsidies help to build the wind turbines but that is it. The very purpose of the wind turbines is to convert wind energy into electricity.

    2. Just because you can’t recycle something doesn’t make it “toxic”. Harsh chemicals are toxic but the old, broken kids toys you throw out are just non-recyclable which is a huge difference.

    3. There are already ways to recycle some of the wind turbine blades:
    – Information source = https://www.livingcircular.veolia.com/en/industry/how-can-wind-turbine-blades-be-recycled

    – Glass fibre blades “are crushed and mixed with other components and become an excellent solid fuel for the cement industry, replacing traditional fossil fuels, such as fuel oil as well as using the glass fibre residues within the cement matrix”

    – Carbon fibre is resisting recycling efforts but the same issue is seen in the automotive, aeronautical & sports industries. But I don’t see you telling everyone to stop driving and flying.
    – That will soon change as “Veolia is currently studying a range of solutions including pyrolysis (a thermal process already tried and tested for the aeronautical industry) and even solvolysis.”

    4. In any every we are far better off some extra non-toxic garbage while the carbon fibre issue is fixed rather than conventional energy sources that are polluting our air, water and land 24x7x365.

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