14,000 abandoned wind turbines across the US

Source: Tory Aardvark

Interesting post on two separate blogs (here and here) that describe how many thousands of wind turbines across the country have been abandoned and left to rot as renewable tax incentives and subsidies dried up.

The symbol of Green renewable energy … abandoned wind farms are starting to litter the planet as globally governments cut the subsidies taxes that consumers pay for the privilege of having a very expensive power source that does not work every day for various reasons like it’s too cold or  the wind speed is too high.

Abandoned Kamaoa Windmills

This theme was also discussed in a 2010 blog post on American Thinker, titled Wind Energy’s Ghosts. This post described how for the past few decades an increasing number of wind farm sites have been first scavenged for parts and then ignored and/or left for taxpayers to clean up by so-called green developers.

By 2004 Kamaoa accounts began to show up on a Hawaii State Department of Finance list of unclaimed properties. In 2006, transmission was finally cut off by Hawaii Electric Company.

California’s wind farms — then comprising about 80% of the world’s wind generation capacity — ceased to generate much more quickly than Kamaoa.  In the best wind spots on earth, over 14,000 turbines were simply abandoned.  Spinning, post-industrial junk which generates nothing but bird kills.

21. November 2011 by Jason Hayes
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