From Al Fin Energy — Sunday, April 01, 2012
A recent wind turbine fire in Germany exposes the risk of constructing wind farms in drylands and wild lands subject to wildfire. The image below of a turbine explosion and fire in Scotland, illustrates the danger.
And now we learn that such fires are not considered uncommon by insurers:
A fire at such a machine could lead to a potential loss of 300,000 euros to 400,000 euros ($400,000 to $533,000) per year, according to Fraser McLachlan, chief executive officer of GCube Underwriting Ltd., an insurer of renewable energy projects.
As more people discover the cluster-foque nature of wind farms — from the outlandish costs of service and maintenance, to the inherent unreliability and risk to the power grid, to the human illness caused by proximity to the turbines, etc. etc. etc. — public support for these monstrous monuments to the green dieoff religion should subside.
As public opposition to these counter-productive boondoggles grows, a bit of energy reality should eventually be enforced — even in lands such as Germany, where sun and wind faeries are worshiped in all government buildings.