Wind turbines are failing—collapsing—around the world. In
recent months and years, turbines in Oklahoma, Colorado, Sweden, and Germany
have collapsed. According to a report in Bloomberg, all three of the
major manufacturers say that the race to create ever bigger turbines has resulted
in manufacturing issues.
Siemens has experienced quality control issues, Vestas has
seen project delays and quality challenges, and GE has seen an increase in
warranty costs and repairs. Supply chain issues and fluctuating material
pricing hasn’t helped, either.
A number of the turbines that have been collapsing around the
world have been more than 750 feet tall. The tallest thus far, 784 feet high,
fell in Germany in September 2021. This means the turbines are (were) taller
than the Space Needle in Seattle and the Washington Monument. Even the shorter
turbines that have tumbled to the ground recently were roughly the height of
the Statue of Liberty.
Some of the newer turbines stretch to a height exceeding
850 feet and possess blades 300 feet long. It is true that the bigger the turbine, the
more energy it can capture. However, it is also true that the bigger the
turbine, the farther it has to fall. And the more likely it is to do so. Imagine
what happens to even a smaller turbine’s surroundings when it collapses, and
its 12,000-pound blades hit the ground!
Turbines are collapsing. Food processing plants are being
destroyed. Egg farms are burning. Trains
are derailing. Spy balloons are overhead, ubiquitous. Inflation and crime are
rampant. Our southern border…doesn’t exist. We’ve got a little war going on in
Ukraine. Russia is threatening to use nuclear weapons. China is ready to attack
What does the Biden
administration have to say about all of this?
This: “Nothing to see here! Everything’s
good and getting better! If we can just keep Trump and his supporters out of
office, all will be eternally well!”
It is past time for the
American people to tell the Biden administration: “You have sat too long here for any
good you have been doing. Depart, we say, and let us have done with you. In the
name of God, go.”
If we don’t do so, we will all be
left twisting in the wind.