People are mocking Trump for his bizarre false claim that windmill noise causes cancer – VT


Ever since Scottish officials tried to build a “really ugly wind farm” by his Aberdeen golf course in 2006, Donald Trump has been an outspoken critic of wind power. He has also been a lifelong climate change denier, despite 97% of climate scientists agreeing that climate change is real and humans are causing it. “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” he tweeted in 2012.

In response to alarming reports about the consequences if we don’t take action on climate change, Trump has mocked renewable sources of energy. At a rally in Ohio last month, he predicted power failures if the wind stops blowing, quipping, “When the wind doesn’t blow, just turn off the television darling, please.” That’s a humorous scenario, but not accurate, as grid operators draw electricity from solar panels, natural gas turbines and hydroelectric dams during gaps of wind.

 

Source: People are mocking Trump for his bizarre false claim that windmill noise causes cancer – VT

Germany – Four Wind Turbines Down in Four Weeks


This would appear to be a safety worry. Are these occurring due maintenance problems are and are more problems occurring due to the age of the turbines.

More information is a major requirement.

DeepResource

In Germany there are 26,500 wind installations (42 GW onshore and 4 GW offshore), with merely 7 accidents per year. Mostly rotor blades broken off or fire after a thunderbolt. Over the last four weeks however no less than four towers fell over. Two towers were 16 and 18 years old. In Saxony a broken rotor blade initiated a chain reaction. The machines are designed to last 20 years.

[spiegel.de] – Experten suchen nach Ursachen für Windrad-Crashs
[n-tv.de] – Windrad knickt um

*** UPDATE *** March 10 2017 – probable cause: failing electronic pitch control. These were all older installations from 1999-2002. The rotor blades were turned out of the wind too late. In another case the sensor was defect. An estimated 1800 turbines of these types are still operational in Germany. Producer: DeWind (D4) and Tacke 1,5 (GE 1,5).

[spiegel.de] – Das Geheimnis…

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