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Posted on 09/04/2013 5:45:09 AM PDT by markomalley
Two blades were ripped from the 18m high turbine in the Scottish Highlands and thrown up to 60 yards away after it was hit by 40mph gales. A third was left badly buckled.
The incident has led to calls for all wind turbines to be removed from school playgrounds in the Highlands as the councils safety trigger for turbines to be shut down currently stands at 80mph winds 6mph above hurricane force.
No one was hurt when the turbine at Dunhobby, on Scrabster Hill, near Thurso, in the Highlands was destroyed, but there are fears turbines in playgrounds could put children at risk.
"Surely now Highland Council will take notice and remove wind turbines from school playgrounds. This is not an anti-wind farm issue but a safety one, said Stuart Young, chairman of Caithness Wind Information Forum (CWIF).
He said turbines are currently in playgrounds at Castletown, Bower and Crossroads, where children are only metres away and called for the council to take action after the incident on Friday evening.
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They were talking about putting these in Lake Ontario. Wonder what a water spout would do to one of these things. We have several here every year.
Too funny. You can’t make this stuff up.
Not to mention the fact that it costs 2 to 3 times as much to erect and maintain them offshore.
Why are there no pictures of the aftermath of the failure?
We have ship go through there. Fracking would open up a while new world for NYS...but Cuomo is stuck on stupid.
Silly rabbit ... TRIX are for kids ...
Imagine one hit by a Sharknado.
Life can be frustrating these days, but then the schmucks who make it so frustrating provide some much needed laughs.
I’m waiting for the global warming nuts to get trapped in icebergs. I would like to drive by in my suv, and chuckle at their frozen expressions.
Yeah you can tell that oil and gas extraction is on the upswing here in Michigan because the democrats are desperately introducing regulatory anti fracking legislation pretty much every day. (about 7 last week)
Thanks for my morning laugh. It took two tries but I finally made it all the way through that movie.
Where,oh where, is “The 80’s, a Look Back” when I need it? It was a 1979 satirical look at the decade ahead, and it included a story (a la Three Mile Island) about a runaway wind turbine that destroyed a town.
Green Energy, it’s for doing it to The Children.
My buddy turned down an offer on his property in the Southern tier after being frightened to death by these jerks. He's kicking himself in the pants now.
OMG!! ..Liberals want to kill all the little children.
This makes perfect sense, as it is being pushed by leftist environmentalists. Indeed, Solar panels are destroyed by the sun: my landscape lighting don’t last more than one season, as the sun’s UV does them in.
Calling on Arnold to do what he does best...
Children are expendable in the quest for Sustainability.
"People are fungible."
Not only do LIB eco-asshats want to chop birds into mincemeat...now they are going after the children they failed to abort. Death...they crave death. Ghouls, I’d say.
I really wonder if it was the wind that did it?? They have several of these near Laramie Wyo and 40mph is barely considered wind there...
After it was destroyed by that high wind the blades became liberated from the structure and decapitated fifty humans.
Those blades are under a lot of stress. If you make them strong, they tend to be heavier and less efficient. If you make them light weight, they’re more efficient but will tend to be weaker. Of course, you can use high tech materials like carbon fiber, but manufacturing something that large from CF is tricky. Bird strikes on the blades can cause damage that might not be noticed for a while. Still, the wind turbine should be able to turn away from the wind and feather itself if the wind speed is too high.
just wondering because there are several of these in Wyo... which has a surplus of wind :) and I havent seen any damaged..
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 6:08:45 AM by PJ-Comix
In one of the most hilarious cases of being tripped up by dubious scientific hype, British yachtsman Adrian Flanagan attempted to be the first to sail across the arctic north of Russia. He based his hope on the fact that he believed in the Global Warming propaganda that the arctic is rapidly losing its ice thus making his trip possible. One little problem. Cold cruel reality has crushed the Global Warming hype and now Flanagan’s boat is trapped by ice in the arctic. To add to the irony, Flanagan who seems to be destined to go down in history as Wrong Way Flanagan, is now pleading with Russian authorities to provide him with the services of a nuclear powered icebreaker to get him out of his embarrassing situation.
I always make sure that my kids, all of whom weigh less than 60 pounds, are outside playing in 40-80 MPH winds. They just
love to fly.
Duct tape may not fix that one....
There are thousands of broken windmills all over this country.
Lol lol lol! I didn’t notice that thread. Thanks for the link and the guffaw :)
15,000 years in the future, the global warming demonstrators will be thawing out of the receding ice sheets and the then population will look upon their carcasses as ‘hearty souls making their way South for survival when an accident befell them.’
Windmills of Mass Destruction). LOL!
I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called “Windfall” about a small county in NY state (about 4 counties away from NYC). Anyway a bunch of NYC libs had been moving there for years and then the wind energy companies started showing up in these rural counties to install turbines.
At first the libs all said the same thing that it was good for the environment, global warming, less dependence on fossil fuels, and then they started doing their homework about what a scam it actually is, how they are not good for the environment, etc.
In the end they stopped them not because of NIMBY syndrome but because of the truth that they really are not and do not do what everyone thinks they do.
In the UK, we’d call him ‘Fannyigan’, as fanny means, erm, a lady’s ‘front bottom’ here and is used as an insult (fanny=complete tool).
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