Great Balls of Fire: More Terrifying Turbine Meltdowns Spell Serious & Unnecessary Bushfire Risk

Bush fire hazard from burning wind turbine oils and combustible components is a real problem.

STOP THESE THINGS

As Australians brace for a searing summer, spare a thought for communities riddled with wind turbines: the perfect incendiary device.

First, we’ll take a look at a few ‘clean’-energy conflagrations in Europe.

Fire destroys wind turbine in the Emsland
New Osnabrück
Daniel Gonzalez-Tepper and Hermann Hinrichs
14 October 2018

Rhede. In the wind energy park in Rhede, a wind turbine is completely burned down by a fire in a power house. The operating company Windpark Rhede GmbH & Co. KG assumes that the resulting property damage could amount to up to 1.5 million euros. The fire department brought the fire equal to three missions.

According to the police, the fire broke out in the wind farm on Q-way in the northwest of the community at 3 clock on Friday morning. The fire had broken out in or at a machine house and had then spread to the entire plant. As…

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