Endless Fields of Abandoned and Rusting Wind Turbines
...in the last 30 years, the United States has had 14,000 wind turbines abandoned. Apparently, once the subsidies and the wind run out, these 20-story high Cuisinarts are de-bladed and retired.The inept US President Carter's policies triggered the first great wind boom and bust. The equally inept US President Obama's policies are bringing about the next great wind bubble and bust.
...“The symbol of Green renewable energy, our savior from the non existent problem of Global Warming, abandoned wind farms are starting to litter the planet as globally governments cut the subsidies taxes that consumers pay for the privilege of having a very expensive power source that does not work every day for various reasons like it’s too cold or the wind speed is too high.”
...Andrew Walden of American Thinker explored nearly 2 years ago the demise of the 37-turbine wind farm at Kamaoa Wind Farm in Hawaii: “Built in 1985, at the end of the boom, Kamaoa soon suffered from lack of maintenance. In 1994, the site lease was purchased by Redwood City, CA-based Apollo Energy. Cannibalizing parts from the original 37 turbines, Apollo personnel kept the declining facility going with outdated equipment. But even in a place where wind-shaped trees grow sideways, maintenance issues were overwhelming. By 2004 Kamaoa accounts began to show up on a Hawaii State Department of Finance list of unclaimed properties. In 2006, transmission was finally cut off by Hawaii Electric Company.California’s wind farms — then comprising about 80% of the world’s wind generation capacity — ceased to generate much more quickly than Kamaoa. In the best wind spots on earth, over 14,000 turbines were simply abandoned. Spinning, post-industrial junk which generates nothing but bird kills.” _DailyMail
Endless fields of abandoned and rusting wind turbines. Perhaps somewhere near your home town. A huge waste of resources, fueling the huge debt burden to be passed down to future generations. All for nothing but to fund crony political supporters of Obama, and to salve the consciences of the green zombie hordes.
Meanwhile, the inept US president is obstructing the use of reliable and affordable domestic US resources, for totally false reasons of political expediency.
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