Torygraph: Sabotage suspected at toppled wind turbine as second is brought down
A 115ft wind turbine which collapsed last week may have been sabotaged, officials have claimed as it was revealed that a second has been brought down fewer than 20 miles away.
Who said there are no more heroes any more?
Guardian video: Robert Harris on Fatherland: ‘What would have happened if Hitler had won?’
Answer: They would have banned smoking in all public buildings, started monitoring all of our personal correspondence, anaesthetised our brains with vapid television and radio programmes, banned dogs from beaches, and sold us a pack of lies about how we could combat climate change with a few windmills.
But I suppose the trains would at least run on time.
You might remember that, back in November 2010, I pointed out that ‘some clueless twat with more money that sense’ (who I later learnt was a friend’s uncle) had just erected a wind turbine on the moor above our house.
You might be interested to learn that the last time I saw its rotors actually rotating was well before Christmas.
They’re the future, apparently.
Postscript 28-Mar-2012: The turbine has finally started turning again. I am guessing somebody from the wind turbine company came to fix it. Presumably the same somebody who is currently erecting a second turbine a short distance from the first. Will these clueless morons never learn?
I love this weather:
The future of energy generation.
(Photo: Stuart McMahon)
If the Germans are at all consistent, they will now, no doubt, be insisting that these monstrosities are banned.
A Yorkshire moorland last Tuesday.
I took the above photograph last Tuesday morning on my way into work. The shot is looking back towards Hebden Bridge.
Do you see that slight smudge on the horizon? Do you know what that is?
THAT’S THE LOCAL WIND POWERSTATION ON FIRE!!
(Before you say anything, I have an excellent alibi.)
Local Flickr photographer ‘BL259′ has a couple of much better shots.
Unfortunately, I don’t think there will be any lasting damage.