I think the term to be used is ‘Revelation’. As most ATW readers know, I have been, and remain, firmly against the building and use of wind turbines on either British ground or on the sea-bed ever since their proposal and unfortunate adoption as part of the war against the alleged ‘Man-Made Global Warming and/or Climate Change. Their use as a prime electricity generator, on the grounds that their ‘fuel’ e.g. the wind is free, was taken up by the Greeny-Eco-Climate bunch as the answer to their prayers; their use is ‘Carbon-free’, they represent a change in the very thinking behind power generation, and they are ‘Environmentally-friendly’.
Unfortunately for this hard-pressed United Kingdom, already labouring under the self-imposed lash (through our deluded Parliament) of the 2008 Climate Change Act, a bill which was written and presented in THREE MONTHS and was in the words of its primary author, a committed and active member of every ‘green; and environmental’ lobby in the business:-
So we ended up arguing with the Treasury more on the principle than on the detail. Because we were moving so fast, that they had may be one or two policy people covering our brief. Whereas, we had a team of lawyers, and us and all our special advisors. And we were – basically, we were able to outwit them a little bit by moving quickly so that was another element that led to it being successful.”
So that was how the most expensive, (for taxpayers and business) Parliamentary Act got on to the Statute books, because, besides the sleight-of-hand of the Labour supporters, the rest of the Parliamentary MPs hadn’t even read the bloody Bill, but voted for it anyway, and the one of the three blokes who had read it, voted against it but were ignored by all the clowns and buffoons who thought that the Bill was ‘rather good’.
Anyway, why don’t you read all about it here, discover all over again how the Nation was fooled, and how we have literally to dismantle Industry to comply with this foolish and atrocious piece of Legislation.
But back to my ‘Revelation’. It seems that engineers have discovered a use for redundant wind-turbine blades, as they have found that, once chopped up and shredded, the composite fibreglass is more than three times the value, in heating terms, of a similar quantity of coal in the furnaces of a steam-generating boiler which turns the turbines of a generating station. My solution is of course even simpler: cut out the truly wasteful installation of the turbine in the first place, and chop the bloody blades up, and then burn the rubbish, thus generating clean energy once more!