Whereas the carbon-based generation industry is subject to accounting for all costs, such as embodied energy, life-cycle costs, health impact costs, and environmental impacts…… the wind industry gets a pass on all these factors. Those blades are made with epoxy resin, which is made from oil. Those generators are made from steel, copper…. all materials that were mined, which is an environmental nightmare! Wind turbines kill thousands of birds, many of them protected species. Trees are cleared from the top of pristine mountain ranges to make way for towers. And we need to account for the massive land fills for those huge blades and generators when they are de-commissioned. (That’s right, they don’t last forever).