A blade on a wind turbine in Sheffield has broken in strong winds for the second time in 15 months.
Manufacturers of the 190ft high turbine, one of three owned by Sheffield University, are now investigating the damage at the site close to the city’s Parkway link road to the M1.
A blade on the same turbine was broken 15 months ago and residents who live close to the site at Catcliffe, near Rotherham, have expressed fears that they could pose a danger to local people.
Gee, I wonder why they would think that?
Of course, this is friendly energy, right? As in no problem for humans? Er, well, not exactly:
Longtime readers know my professional opinion about wind power – and it is professional. Unlike the sycophants, I actually work in the energy profession.
From that professional standpoint, I can tell you that if someone put an industrial wind turbine anywhere near my house, I would move. (And I would fight like all hell to keep it out of the neighborhood in the first place.)