By: Diane Benjamin
The pictures below were all taken on June 2, 2017 east of Ellsworth, Il.
In case you don’t know, wind turbines must have a backup system (FOSSIL FUELS!) because turbines aren’t capable of producing steady electricity. The wind doesn’t always blow or it blows too hard. Meanwhile, fossils fuels pollute more because the highest efficiency occurs when plants are functioning at full capacity. The turbines mean the plants need to power up and power down at the whims of turbines and the wind. Not efficient!
Turbines also require a lot of fossil fuels to operate. Oil!
If proper maintenance isn’t done, the turbines will look like these as they leak and throw oil. If killing eagles and bats isn’t bad enough to end subsidies, polluting fields should.
I have more pictures and video. Funny how most of the oil splattered turbines are on obscure country roads, not the main ones. The operators surely aren’t maintaining only the ones most people see!
Has the County checked to see if insurance had been taken out for demolition? It’s due. Details: https://blnnews.com/2016/02/01/wind-turbines-dead/