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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:32 PM

What to do with the world's unwanted wind turbines?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23048093

The study was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage, which is expected to issue new guidance on dealing with old turbines later this year.

The research looked at the decommissioning of the machines, the restoration of wind farm sites and also how turbines, towers and the various components can be recycled.

Dealing with the massive devices when they are replaced by more efficient ones is expected to become an increasingly weighty issue.

The SNH-commissioned report quotes a forecast that by 2034 there will be a need to recycle about 225,000 tonnes of rotor blade material every year worldwide.

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Reply What to do with the world's unwanted wind turbines? (Original post)
jpak Jun 2013 OP
hedgehog Jun 2013 #1
uppityperson Jun 2013 #2
think Jun 2013 #3
markiv Jun 2013 #4
Progressive dog Jun 2013 #5
Demeter Jun 2013 #6
wtmusic Jun 2013 #7
Buzz Clik Jun 2013 #8

Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:37 PM

1. Won't they have to bury them in a secured site for at least 10,000 years?

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:39 PM

2. at least deep enough so they won't blow around when it gets windy and hurt people.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:42 PM

3. Naw just cut em up. Stick em in 55 gallon drums and sink them in the ocean

 

"The solution to pollution is dilution"....

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:43 PM

4. i think we should allow gay utility adoption nt

 

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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:44 PM

5. Almost 2oz/person/year doesn't seem

earthshaking.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 01:52 PM

6. A problem that ISN'T a Problem

 

How.....no, that's just damned odd.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:22 PM

7. No worries. Poof! They just disappear when they stop working...

in about 30,000 years.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:57 AM

8. These used to be wind turbines:

 



Then the blades fell off.

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