This wreckage should now be relocated to Al Gore’s front yard:

Looks like it instinctively attempted to form the shape of a hockey stick.

The turbine had been spotted drinking earlier in the day, so maybe that had something to do with this:

A large wind turbine worth £500,000 mysteriously collapsed on an Irish mountainside during light winds.

The 262ft tall structure was found buckled and destroyed at Screggagh wind farm on Murley Mountain in County Tyrone, Fintona.

An investigation has now been launched into what caused the huge structure to collapse amid the sound of grinding metal, which could be heard as far away as seven miles.

It’s possible the thing was sabotaged by local birds.

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6 Responses to “‘Green energy’ metaphor alert: Wind turbine keels over in strong 15 mph winds”

  1. backwoodsconsr on January 4th, 2015 6:42 pm

    The article lists the wind speed as 10-12 meters per second, which comes out to 22-26 mph. That's still far too light to expect structural collapse. The collapse of wind power's credibility is another matter, with only those foolish enough to believe that government subsidies lower the cost of something still believing that wind power has any.

  2. Marshall_Will on January 5th, 2015 5:49 pm

    Forward 'thinkers' Oregonians ARE; we had our 1st turbine collapse in the Columbia Gorge in the early 2000's. One fatality actually.

    And WHERE are the legions of lawyers standing up for worker's safety!? I find that ODD? These things req. more maint. than Greeners let on and technicians are constantly up and down those towers.

    A New Class of Crickets….

  3. ChapBix on January 6th, 2015 2:37 am

    Now a relic and metaphor for green energy.

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    ?Green energy? metaphor alert: Wind turbine keels over in strong 15 mph winds : The Powers That Be

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    ?Green energy? metaphor alert: Wind turbine keels over in strong 15 mph winds : The Powers That Be

  6. Amanda on October 22nd, 2015 6:10 am

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