"Thousands of abandoned wind turbines littered the landscape of wind energy's California 'big three' locations which include Altamont Pass, Tehachapin and San Gorgonio, considered among the world's best wind sites," writes Andrew Walden of the American Thinker. "In the best wind spots on earth, over 14,000 turbines were
“Kaiser’s role has been among the subjects of a congressional inquiry into Solyndra since the California company that received a $535 million U.S. loan guarantee filed for bankruptcy in September,” Bloomberg News reported. Solyndra made solar panels in a market flooded with them. Wind turbines also are a drag on the market. Minnesotans For Global Warming reported last week on what happens to some wind turbines when the subsidies run out. They die.
“The U.S. experience with wind farms has left over 14,000 wind turbines abandoned and slowly decaying. In most instances the turbines are just left as symbols of a dying Climate Religion.
“Nowhere have the Green Environmentalists appeared to clear up their mess or even complain about the abandoned wind farms,” Minnesotans For Global Warming reported.
The figure — 14,000 dead wind turbines — comes from Andrew Walden of the American Thinker in his report on the demise of a wind farm at Kamaoa, Hawaii. It was abandoned in 2006 after 21 years of haphazard operation. Besides killing migratory birds and bats — leading some smart alecks to call them Cuisinarts — wind turbines are expensive to operate.
“The ghosts of Kamaoa are not alone in warning us,” Walden wrote. “Five other abandoned wind sites dot the Hawaiian Isles — but it is in California where the impact of past mandates and subsidies is felt most strongly. Thousands of abandoned wind turbines littered the landscape of wind energy’s California big three locations – Altamont Pass, Tehachapi, and San Gorgonio — considered among the world’s best wind sites.”
Wind isn’t the most important thing about wind turbines. It is all about the tax subsidies. The blades churn until the money runs out. If an honest history is written about the turn of the 21st century, it will include a large, harsh chapter on how fears about global warming were overplayed for profit by corporations.Solyndra is just the iceberg’s tip.