Wind out of their sails
Lisa Linowes, executive director of the group, said the failure in Wyanet is evidence that wind energy isn't as safe as its proponents claim.
"This whole thing about safety worries us a lot," she said. "In the last year, there have been at least 15 cases, and those are just cases that have been reported."
October 25, 2008
by Matt Buedel
in Journal Star
Collapse of blade on wind turbine raises questions of safety; hurts company's stock price
What property owner Richard Schertz described as the thunderous sound of a wind turbine blade crashing down into his cornfield Wednesday apparently echoed around the world.
The stock price of the company that manufactures the turbines, India-based Suzlon Energy, tumbled more than 39 percent on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Friday after it notified the exchange of the failure.
"This is an extremely rare and unusual incident," the notice said in part. "The cause of this incident is presently under detailed investigation."
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