‘Green Energy’: Wind Turbines Are ‘Piling Up In Landfills,’ Can’t Be Recycled
Tens of thousands of aging blades are coming down from steel towers around the world and most have nowhere to go but landfills. In the U.S. alone, about 8,000 will be removed in each of the next four years. Europe, which has been dealing with the problem longer, has about 3,800 coming down annually through at least 2022, according to BloombergNEF. It’s going to get worse: Most were built more than a decade ago, when installations were less than a fifth of what they are now.
Built to withstand hurricane-force winds, the blades can’t easily be crushed, recycled or repurposed. That’s created an urgent search for alternatives in places that lack wide-open prairies. In the U.S., they go to the handful of landfills that accept them, in Lake Mills, Iowa; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Casper, where they will be interred in stacks that reach 30 feet under.
“The wind turbine blade will be there, ultimately, forever,” said Bob Cappadona, chief operating officer for the North American unit of Paris-based Veolia Environnement SA, which is searching for better ways to deal with the massive waste. “Most landfills are considered a dry tomb.”
Wind turbines really are the ultimate example of phony “liberal” environmentalism.
They’re highly inefficient (only in the past few years was it realized there’s such a thing as ...), deadly to birds, disturbing to wildlife, loud as hell and completely destroy what would otherwise be picturesque scenes of nature.
Nonetheless, city-dwelling “liberals” glance at them out of the window of their Teslas and think they’re beautiful.
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