10 Jun '12, 4am

Wind turbine suffers catastrophic failure; no one is irradiated #green

Wind turbine suffers catastrophic failure; no one is irradiated #green

Last month, a wind turbine on a North Dakota wind farm suffered a "catastrophic failure" when "oversight" and "human error" — features of energy infrastructure which scientists suggest are unavoidable — led to the enormous turbine falling off its mount. The most recent reports indicate that so far the only casualties are a wide swath of grass and possibly a family of voles. So far no evacuation zone has been declared. There are no threats to sea life , and the fallout from the disaster was not detectable thousands of miles away . Cleanup efforts are in progress, and will not include covering the area in a giant concrete dome . No workers have been asked to give their lives in order to save their countrymen from the menace of this fallen wind turbine. Engineers warn, however, that this is certainly not the last time this will happen. Even bigger wind power-related disasters...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/2011-04-14-wind-turbine-suffers-cat...

Tweets

Enclosure Failure Photos and Links #green

Enclosure Failure Photos and Links #green

greenbuildingadvisor.com 09 Jun '12, 12pm

Please post links and photos of "Enclosure Failures" here (at this thread) I have just started a Pinterest Bulletin Board ...

#Siemens produces 1st batch of 75 meter long B75 rotor blades. Pics of the amazing blades #wind /gg

#Siemens produces 1st batch of 75 meter long B7...

siemens.com 11 Jun '12, 1pm

Siemens has produced the first batch of its new 75 meter long B75 rotor blades. They will be installed on the second proto...

Failure of PM Najib in one of his most imp task...

blog.limkitsiang.com 09 Jun '12, 7am

The bloody mugging of Bersih steering committee member Wong Chin Huat while jogging near his home in Section 18, Petaling ...

Wind Turbine Manufacturers Say U.S. Market Will Grow in Time

Wind Turbine Manufacturers Say U.S. Market Will...

renewableenergyworld.com 07 Jun '12, 4pm

The U.S., currently the No. 2 wind market in the world, installed 6,810 MW in 2011. This year is expected to be a record-b...

LSE tries to calm storm over wind farm policy -...

businessgreen.com 10 Jun '12, 11pm

MPs will this week be urged to back the development of more onshore wind turbines in suitable locations, in a new report t...