San Bernadino CA rejects Big Solar and Wind

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California's largest county has banned the construction of large solar and wind farms on more than 1 million acres of private land, bending to the will of residents who say they don’t want renewable energy projects industrializing their rural desert communities northeast of Los Angeles. California's San Bernardino County slams the brakes on big solar projects
Be interesting to see what the follow on effects of this will be on other counties., Pressure must have been intense from the State, unions and such yet they held for the people. I've read you need somewhere close to 300sq miles of windmills to replace avg sized power plant. Dont know if that still holds but the state mandate to get 60% of power from renewables seems like you are going to need vast amount of land for that.
 
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Wonder what the end costs of removing all that equipment will be once it becomes damaged or obsolete and who pays for it.

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) One wind farm in Glenrock and two from the Saratoga area have partnered with the Casper Regional Landfill to dispose of their old wind turbine blades.

More than 900 blades will be brought to the landfill beginning now until the end of next spring.
She also mentioned that Casper is the only landfill in the state that has the certification to show that it is environmentally responsible, but being conscious for the Earth isn't the only reason Casper decided to bring the project to the city.

They are making a pretty large profit from the deal; $675,485 to be exact. Casper Regional Landfill begins burying turbine blades
 

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Wonder what the end costs of removing all that equipment will be once it becomes damaged or obsolete and who pays for it.

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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) One wind farm in Glenrock and two from the Saratoga area have partnered with the Casper Regional Landfill to dispose of their old wind turbine blades.

More than 900 blades will be brought to the landfill beginning now until the end of next spring.
She also mentioned that Casper is the only landfill in the state that has the certification to show that it is environmentally responsible, but being conscious for the Earth isn't the only reason Casper decided to bring the project to the city.

They are making a pretty large profit from the deal; $675,485 to be exact. Casper Regional Landfill begins burying turbine blades


So those big @$$ blades aren't even recyclable. Makes you wonder about the main body and generator. I've been told the lubricant utilized by the generator is highly toxic

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Wonder what the end costs of removing all that equipment will be once it becomes damaged or obsolete and who pays for it.

*****SMILE*****


:)
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) One wind farm in Glenrock and two from the Saratoga area have partnered with the Casper Regional Landfill to dispose of their old wind turbine blades.

More than 900 blades will be brought to the landfill beginning now until the end of next spring.
She also mentioned that Casper is the only landfill in the state that has the certification to show that it is environmentally responsible, but being conscious for the Earth isn't the only reason Casper decided to bring the project to the city.

They are making a pretty large profit from the deal; $675,485 to be exact. Casper Regional Landfill begins burying turbine blades


So those big @$$ blades aren't even recyclable. Makes you wonder about the main body and generator. I've been told the lubricant utilized by the generator is highly toxic

*****SMILE*****


:).
More, didnt know this either
The Second Life of Wind Turbine Blades | Amusing Planet
Turbine blades are made from glass or carbon-fiber composites. These materials are strong, lightweight and has a significant aerodynamic advantage, but they are nearly impossible to recycle. Hence, at the end of their lifecycle, most of these blades end up as waste on landfills. According to one estimate, there will be 50,000 tons of blade waste in 2020, which will rise to more than 200,000 tons by 2034.
Disposal Of Wind Turbines Proving To Be A Major Environmental Concern
 

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