Another wind turbine in flames

“Trouble at mill!” specifically Windy Hill near Ravenshoe. h/t Peter Campion.

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22 Responses to Another wind turbine in flames

  1. Peter Campion

    And that caaaan’t be good for the environment…!

  2. Genghis

    O’h goodie. 18 years and failing. Read a post today that notes there are 14,000 turbines world wide standing useless. No money to remove them a blot on the landscape. Who said they were the future? It is a total scam.
    The three major wind farms in California stand idle for 4 months per year as migratory birds fly past – just go figure the stupidity.

  3. Rockdoctor

    LOL flew back into TSV Sun night & the idiots that run our town want more of this… Be interesting in the next big cyclone what happens to the flogged solar panels by Sun Metals south of Townsville I have seen climbing out of the airport in flood plains I have seen 10ft under water…

  4. Nob

    “for the first time” sounds a bit defensive.

  5. Nelson Kidd-Players

    The three major wind farms in California stand idle for 4 months per year as migratory birds fly past – just go figure the stupidity.

    If they forgot to switch them off one year, then they would not even need to the next.

  6. jupes

    Another wind turbine in flames

    And thousands of birds rejoice!

  7. A Lurker

    Many of these wind farms are located out in the bush. When they break down and catch on fire, who will then take responsibility for starting the bush fire? The wind farm operator, or the government who approved their construction?

  8. Nob

    Climate change of course. More turbines required!

  9. Faye

    I prefer the Statue of Liberty to wind turbines.

  10. John Bayley

    The three major wind farms in California stand idle for 4 months per year…

    And no doubt the owners are still getting paid, regardless.
    What a great business to be in! /s

  11. Mark M

    Better add wind turbines to that list, Professor …

    Climate Council: Current drought exacerbated by [doomsday global warming]

    “We’ve seen temperatures rising in Australia over the long term.
    This has been driven primarily by the burning of coal, oil and gas,” Climate Councillor, Professor Will Steffen said.
    https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/new-report-current-drought-exacerbated-by-climate-change/

  12. Peter Campion

    Today’s letter to the regional weekly paper nearest the burning turbine….

    The Editor

    News of that burning wind turbine last Tuesday spread like wildfire. By the time I heard about it our intrepid editor Dave Anthony was already up there covering it.

    We live in the near-light-speed information age and every pocket has a phone with a choice of cameras and internet connections.

    How then, do we let the climate frightbats (who gave us burning turbines) get away with saying “extreme weather is more common and it’s already happening”?

    Shouldn’t we be seeing endless reports of these swarming disasters?

    We’re not seeing them because they’re not happening. Why? The conmen who started the climate scam picked the wrong molecule to vilify.

    Carbon dioxide is the molecule that supports all life. Plants eat CO2. Our food (bacon) eats plants. No CO2, no bacon. CO2 has zero effect on climate. It’s simple as that.

    The reason the climate scam has so much momentum is the cash. Your cash. Who gets it? All sorts of rent-seekers – from crony-capitalist renewables investors right through to third-world despots.

    The UN, whose IPCC drives this rubbish, has only a dozen nations that are net producers and all the rest have their hands out. For your money.

    Their scam has been working a treat for a few decades now. How long are we prepared to be fleeced? At the moment only One Nation and Australian Conservatives are onto this hoax.

    Who are you voting for?

    (234 words)
    Peter Campion

  13. the not very bright Marcus

    The other wind turbines must have not been generating enough electricity to keep it’s cooling pump from working

  14. Bela Bartok

    I see that photo above and think of this… a similar battle, but for all countries not just Britain?

  15. Bela Bartok

    Stuff it. It was Paul Nash Battle for Britain.

  16. Genghis

    Bela,
    Stop pressing the Return Button!

  17. John Bayley

    And right on cue, in today’s The Australian:

    Commonwealth Bank will get 65 per cent of its energy from renewables starting in January after signing an agreement with the largest wind farm in New South Wales.

    Australia’s largest bank says the 12-year purchasing agreement with Sapphire Wind Farm, in north-east NSW is a step toward going all-renewables by 2030.

    Why wait? They should just cut themselves off the grid now. When the wind doesn’t blow, the employees can go home.

    The unions will approve and the bank can continue to charge dead people for advice.

    Have we hit Peak Stupid yet?

  18. John Bayley

    ‘Ravenshoe wind turbine goes up in flames’

    Looking at the picture on top of that article, I’d say it’s a prototype of the QLD Labor-designed, coal-powered wind mill.
    It’s guaranteed to solve the intermittency problem.

    What’s a bit of smoke among friends when you’re saving the planet?

  19. Kneel

    “Commonwealth Bank will get 65 per cent of its energy from renewables starting in January after signing an agreement with the largest wind farm in New South Wales.”

    Sweet!
    Renew-a-bubbles are cheaper, right?
    So they save money, right?
    And they’ll pass that on as lower fees, surely? ‘Cause it’s not like a bank would gouge extra fees from customers, right?

    Then I awoke from the dream…

  20. egg_

    I love the smell of burning wind turbines in the morning…

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