Wind Turbine Blades: A Toxic Legacy For Centuries to Come – So Much for Saving the Planet

A very important posting which should be widely shared. Landfill in the UK has already become a serious waste disposal issue – as with other areas around the world…one wonders how long it will be before dumping at sea will be considered an option! All relevant government authorities should be urgently required to prove that the disposal of ALL wind turbine components is being not only monitored, but safely carried out and importantly – how.

STOP THESE THINGS

‘Liberated’ component looking for a landfill …

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Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal: 2 New Papers Expose The Environmental Nightmare Of Wind Turbine Blade Disposal
No Tricks Zone
Kenneth Richard
22 June 2017

“If the industry cannot come up with more sustainable manufacturing and disposal processes, public acceptance of wind energy would decline if the public becomes aware of these issues” – Ramirez-Tejeda et al., 2017

Despite an explosion in installed wind capacity since 1990, wind power had achieved just 0.39% of the world’s total energy consumption as of 2013.

Germany has assumed a leading role in promoting the consumption of renewable energy.  And yet even in Germany the share of energy consumption from wind power reached only 2.1% in 2016.

Despite its extremely limited infiltration as a world energy source, it is assumed that a rapid expansion of wind power will ultimately be environmentally advantageous both due…

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