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Wieringermeer wind energy facility, The NetherlandsWieringermeer wind energy facility, The Netherlands’ largest. Now called Princess Ariane Wind Farm. All of the power nominally goes to a single Microsoft data center. Photo by Rixt de Boer (who had to move away because of the noise)Mar 12, 2023
Resources needed for gas vs wind power100× more iron ore, 25× more concrete, 10× more specialty metals and minerals, 900 tonnes nonrecyclable plastics, 10 square miles of land for wind turbines versus natural gas - graphic from Blackrock Energy and Resources Income Trust, Half Yearly Financial Report, 31 May 2022 - based on data from The Hard Math of Minerals by Mark P. Mills, Issues in Science and Technology, January 27, 2022Jan 23, 2023
Wind turbine hub: oily dirt and missing nose coneVestas 1.65-megawatt wind turbine, missing its nose cone, at Portland General Electric’s Biglow Canyon wind farm in Wasco County, Oregon, 2022 - Photographer: Dave Killen/The OregonianJan 23, 2023
Akita Prefecture, JapanWind turbines line a major road in Akita Prefecture, Japan - photo from Yomiuri ShimbunJan 23, 2023

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Mudslide due to clearcutting for wind turbines on Kibby Mountain, MaineMudslide due to clearcutting for wind turbines on Kibby Mountain, Maine. The mud flows are so heavy here it has to pick where it wants to go -- into the breached silt fence or continue down the skidder ruts. Natural Resources Council of Maine
Iffendic, FranceIffendic, France
Converter station, Upper Kergord, ShetlandConverter station, Upper Kergord, Shetland
Second national demonstration against industrial wind energy, Paris, France, Oct. 4, 2008Second national demonstration against industrial wind energy, Paris, France, Oct. 4, 2008
Ice throw warningIce throw warning
National protest, FranceNational protest, France
UPC Kaheawa, Maui, Hawaii - access roadUPC Kaheawa, Maui, Hawaii - access road
SNAP: Say No And ProtestSNAP: Say No And Protest

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