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Posted by Ed Gooding (VA) on August 17, 2023 at 18:09:16 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Unsafe At Any Voltage posted by Dean on August 17, 2023 at 12:54:06:

The "green" source of energy for EV cars also burns really well, apparently.

Not So 'Green': Wind Turbine Bursts Into Flames, Will Likely Be Left to Burn Itself Out

A wind turbine in Scroby Sands, UK, has burst into flames, kicking out more carbon today than it would have reduced in its lifetime. This 200-foot tall turbine is a mile and a half off of the east coast of Britain.

What can you do? Nothing. The fire will just have to burn itself out, with all that smoke going into the atmosphere, probably providing more pollution than it was designed to replace.

The turbine is part of the Scroby Sands wind farm offshore from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk, U.K. RWE, the German company operating it, said the wind farmís 60-megawatt capacity can provide power for more than 48,000 homes, the BBC reported.

Except this week ó the fire shut down much or all of the wind farm for perhaps 24 hours. And the British Coast Guard is enforcing a no-go zone of about 1,500 feet around the broken machine.

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