Tilting at windmills
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… soon after being installed [at the Gorran School in Cornwall] the wind turbine became faulty and after a few months seized up – showering the school’s playing field with debris.
Since then the school has been locked in a battle with suppliers Proven Energy which has now gone into administration leaving the school with little hope of any money being returned – and a pile of scrap in their field.
Having seen this earlier I was going to blog it later on today, but I see Watts Up With That have already done a thorough job on it, including the fact that the debris with which it showered the playground included two fucking turbine blades lessons have not been learned as well as the local community’s apparent inability to treat this as a learning experience – they’re now spunking away half a million pounds on two ‘community turbines’. Nip over to WUWT and have a read of the whole thing when you can. I can’t add anything other than the cynical observation that someone, or several someones, in Big Eco is probably getting wealthy off places like Gorran. Which would be fine if what was provided in return actually worked.