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World’s worst greenhouse gas escapes from giant Scottish wind farm 
November 8, 2022 • Scotland

Schon wieder: Rotorblatt von Windrad abgebrochen 
October 27, 2022 • Germany

Wind turbine catches fire in Williamsburg early Monday morning 
October 24, 2022 • Iowa

Wind turbine wrapped in flames in lightning storm as huge smoke plume fills sky 
October 20, 2022 • Ireland

Tintreach, toirneach agus tuilte tuartha anocht 
October 19, 2022 • Ireland

Turbine struck by lightning as thunderstorm warning in effect 
October 19, 2022 • Ireland

Blow for Viking as problems found with underground cables 
October 18, 2022 • Scotland

Wind farm company fined over €200,000 following death of employee in Sligo landslide Patrick McCaffrey and his wife, Helen. 
October 15, 2022 • Ireland

Windrad brennt an der Müritz 
October 15, 2022 • Germany

WA wind turbine collapse linked to a crack in the steel tower 
October 7, 2022 • Australia

Denmark’s under-performing and curtailed wind turbines have lost DKK 2.1bn in asset revenue 
October 5, 2022 • Denmark

Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at PG&E substation in California 
September 23, 2022 • California

Calls for Derrybrien wind farm to be reactivated rejected 
September 22, 2022 • Ireland

Derrybrien windfarm won’t be reopened – minister 
September 22, 2022 • Ireland

Trailer transporting part of windmill overturns 
September 15, 2022 • Kansas

Crane accident under investigation 
September 15, 2022 • Iowa

Arc flash risk in wind turbine renewables? 
September 11, 2022 • General News

Oregon wind farm sees blades, bolts fly off as failures mount: report 
September 1, 2022 • Oregon

Wind Bust: How an airborne blade exposed broader problems at PGE’s flagship wind farm 
September 1, 2022 • Oregon

Why accident, safety data is hard to come by for wind industry 
September 1, 2022 • Oregon

Power failure during high winds caused giant £2million wind turbine to spin uncontrollably and collapse 
August 31, 2022 • Wales

Huge 300ft turbine that crashed to the ground had spun too fast, investigation concludes 
August 27, 2022 • Wales

RWE to dismantle wind farm after safety concerns 
August 27, 2022 • Germany

Wind farm Jüchen A 44n: turbines to be dismantled; new wind farm to be connected to the grid in 2023 
August 27, 2022 • Germany, Press releases

Upcoming investigation: How an airborne blade exposed broader problems at PGE’s flagship wind farm 
August 19, 2022 • Oregon

Damaged turbine to be replaced 
August 19, 2022 • England

Kerry councillor calls for a halt on wind turbines after North Kerry bog slide 
August 16, 2022 • Ireland

Hull wind turbine blaze ‘likely to have been caused by an electrical or mechanical fault’ 
August 5, 2022 • England

Wind turbine destroyed after catching fire on industrial estate in Yorkshire 
August 5, 2022 • England

Inspection finds no additional ‘imminent’ concerns after blade falls from wind turbine in Gloucester 
August 5, 2022 • Massachusetts

Hull wind turbine fire witnesses feared blades would collapse during ferocious blaze 
August 5, 2022 • England

Wind turbine blaze sends smoke billowing across Hull – live updates 
August 5, 2022 • England

Sutton Fields: Dramatic pictures show Hull wind turbine on fire 
August 3, 2022 • England

Blade falls off wind turbine in Gloucester 
August 1, 2022 • Massachusetts

Windmill fire sparks concern in Luzerne County 
August 1, 2022 • Pennsylvania

Wind turbine catches fire in Bear Creek 
August 1, 2022 • Pennsylvania

Blade falls off nearly 500-foot-tall wind turbine in Gloucester 
August 1, 2022 • Massachusetts

No injuries reported after wind turbine blade crashes to ground in Gloucester 
August 1, 2022 • Massachusetts

Blade falls off wind turbine in Gloucester 
August 1, 2022 • Massachusetts

Ardrossan Wind Farm: Turbine fire investigation under way 
July 29, 2022 • Scotland

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