Good News on Renewable Energy

There is good news on renewable energy. And this one is funny, too. A company called Vortex Bladeless, based near Madrid, has developed a small, pillar-shaped wind energy generator that can be used in small communities. Unlike a turbine, it has no blades. Instead, the entire body, a little over 9 feet tall (3 meters),Continue reading “Good News on Renewable Energy”

Recycling issues for wind farm blades.

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/10/759376113/unfurling-the-waste-problem-caused-by-wind-energy I read this article 3 weeks ago and it comes back up in our discussions at Nature Towns, with some regularity. The key issue is that while coal is very dirty, wind (and likely solar) are not without issues during their full life cycle. The story talks about rural landfills filling up fast withContinue reading “Recycling issues for wind farm blades.”