Icy Killer: Motorists Forced to Dodge Huge Chunks of Ice Thrown From Wind Turbine Blades

STOP THESE THINGS

Wind power’s meant to be clean, green and safe as houses, but these things have a habit of hurling deadly chunks of ice at people on foot, motorists and the buildings people occupy.

Throwing 10 tonne blades hundreds of metres, and chunks thereof, for kilometres isn’t the limit of the wholly unnecessary risk created by giant industrial wind turbines.

No, in cooler climes, neighbours are trained in the art of dodging lethal flying chunks of ice, too.

To the uninitiated, ‘ice throw’ (another wind industry euphemism) might sound like the kind of stunning move that figure skaters, Torvill and Dean used to win Olympic medals and plaudits, in their heyday.

To those in the know, it’s just another terrifying part of being forced to live in an industrial nightmare, shoe-horned into once safe, peaceful and pleasant rural communities.

In the 2017 northern Winter, we reported on a family of…

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