Hard Times For The Environment

These are hard times for the environment.the environment
I’m not thrilled by these wind farms which are supposed to be ecological and gentle with the environment. Not so, not so.

The US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has this story on their site:

Properly sited and operated wind turbines lead to increased environmental and economic benefits for communities that host renewable energy development, and to the nation overall. DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) works to understand and mitigate challenges to wind energy deployment and operation. This includes engaging with stakeholders, facilitating research, and disseminating results on cost-effective approaches to monitoring and minimizing the environmental impacts of wind energy.

WETO website

Meuse, France, 2013

the environment
The environment and a (still) wind turbine

One pours tonnes of concrete at their base…the environment
And leaves rusty equipment carelessly behind …
the environment
These new-fangled “windmills” are big enough to house a family of 12
And the sacrosanct right of roaming (always granted in France, only recent in the UK) is thwarted … yet, the instructions are not respected (at least by me)

Entire crops are wasted … should we still this call that “country” or is it a new form of open air industrial disaster, in the Hard Times (Dickens) way … if only a little cleaner. You tell me folks!



Meuse, near Vaucouleurs, September 2013

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