Honestly, you would need a heart of stone not to LAUGH at this image of an exploding windmill in Scotland. It appears it was the wrong sort of wind wot done it! I notice the BBC reported it without any additional comment….
Windfarm on fire in Ardrossan

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  1. Martin says:

    Shame there wasn’t a few beeboids up there.

    By the way what the F*** is Prescott doing at the Climate change conference, he’s not in power any more and why is Newsnight wasting time interviewing the fat slapper shagger.


    • RGH says:

      Joan Walley, (Labour Stoke on Trent) is chair of the Commons environment select committee. She brought him along.

      He has no role except to sample the pies and hold forth to the BBC.


      • Buggy says:

        “Joan Walley, (Labour Stoke on Trent) is Chair of the Commons environment select committee. She brought him along.”

        Is he her pet then ?

        “Cheerio, Africans ! I’m Joan Walley (Yes, really !) and this is Prezza.”

        “What ? Mmm, yes, I know, it IS a bit unusual. But when my dear hubby asked whether I’d prefer a cat or a dog for my birthday (No, I’m NOT telling my age: naughty ! ), I said “That doesn’t really appeal, darling. What I’d really really reaallly like’s AN OAF ! Yes, devil-may-care, tra-la-la, that’s me !”

        “Well, blow me down and bugger me with a pogo stick if that clever hubby of mine didn’t go and surprise me with QUITE the oafiest oaf that ever was spawned ! Grease oozing from every pore and table manners that would make a hyena blush ! I could hardly wait to tear the wrapping off and behold my prize !

        “He’s really enjoying Africa, aren’t you precious ?”

        (” ‘oo’s mummy’s lickle fuggie-wug, den ? ‘oo is ? ‘oo is ? Yessums, Prezza is ! Now please stop shagging the nice lady’s leg ! Oh, my apologies, Archbishop Tutu !)


  2. ian says:

    This picture should be sellotaped to David Attenborough’s coffin as it trundles into the shale gas powered inferno.


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  4. John Horne Tooke says:

    I presume this turbine was nowhere near a populated area? I am surrounded by these white elephants. I shudder to think what would be the consequences of the same happening here.


  5. Martin says:

    I hope you’ve all voted in the DM’s poll on is the BBC biased on Climate change?


    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      Seeing polar bear cannibalism being blamed on climate chnagew, too. 

      Odd, as every TV doco on predators I have watched seem to have been based around the danger to cubs from adults, ranging from roaming males being genetically partial to post-natally compromised females. 


  6. Millie Tant says:

    Oh, I did laugh when I saw this on Newsnight.

    Not so funny was seeing that ghastly Junket John spluttering about carbon and wine bottles.


  7. Wally Greeninker says:

    In the Great Storm of 1703, Defoe reccords 400 windmills being blown down or catching fire after the sails turned so fast the friction caused overheating in the wooden components. You’ d have thought they had sorted that glitch out, after 300 years.


    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      I thought they had auto-braking cut-offs for just such a thing.

      That these usually kick in quite a lot, resulting in no generation, goes to the difference beween installed capacity figures used by some (with relatively attractive farmland rental deals or others with pension-based investments) and how many electrons actually get squirted down the pipes.


  8. Louis Robinson says:


    Like a circle in a spiral

    Like a wheel within a wheel

    Never wavering or changing

    As though global warming’s real

    Like a horse that has been beaten

    Till its dead upon the floor

    Like an argument defeated

    Lying limp beside the door

    Academic charlatans

    Do what they have to do

    To keep their reputations

    And research funds coming through

    Incriminating emails

    About the earth’s sad “plight”  

    Deleted from their laptops

    Shredded in the night

    The inconvenient TRUTH

    Is lurking like a thief

    Stealing reputations

    Questioning beliefs

    Though I long for retribution

    I can only hope to see

    A full apology

    On Auntie BBC…?


    There are fires in the windmills

    Storm clouds reappear

    It’s good to be in England

    Now that global warming’s here   


  9. Demon1001 says:

    If I was a religious nut I would say that this was God’s opinion on Greeny issues, but I’m not so I’ll just say “ha ha ha”.


  10. Cassandra King says:

    So thats two less bird murdering monstrosities isnt it?

    No doubt the windmill fraud profiteers will be enrich themselves with the insurance payoff.


  11. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    Someone call Greenpeace and tell them there’s an instance of burning rare earth metals of unknown toxicity being released into the atmosphere. Have them come and occupy this site and force its closure.


  12. London Calling says:

    A hero for this age, Don Quixote attacked windmills, which he believed to be ferocious giants, a useful precedent. Demolishing windmills could be subject to the “Kingsnorth Six Defence”
    that by so doing you were seeking to save the environment.


  13. My Site (click to edit) says:

    If any ofd these monsrosities ever go up near me then you’ll be seeing similar scenes. Not caused by wind but by C4 


    • My Site (click to edit) says:

      ROBERT BROWN; Would be nice to see people with access to explosives going round destroying these contraptions. Bet you do not see any near Mr Huhnes’ dwellings, and what the hell are the pathetic CPS[ Criminal Protection Service ] doing with his case, looking for some long grass to kick his case into?


  14. George R says:


    “We need thousands of new wind turbines to meet green targets, says Huhne”  


    “The wind turbine backlash: Growing public opposition thwarts green energy drive”  
    Read more:


  15. Teddy Bear says:

    The BBC have an article on the incident now. It comes with what seems to be an amateur video of the windmill catching fire. There’s a short commentary that basically tells you the obvious, and naturally avoids any editorialising. Note no shock horror in the article itself at the the first line, which, if it would have been an issue that the BBC were against, we can be sure a counter would have appeared.

    Storm caused wind turbine fire
    9 December 2011 Last updated at 14:27 Help
    Renewable energy experts today dismissed an incident where a wind turbine caught fire in gale force winds as a “freak” occurrence.
    The 328ft (100m) tall turbine, at Ardrossan Wind Farm, near the A78 in North Ayrshire, was destroyed after it exploded into flames.
    The BBC’s James Cook said the flames could be seen for miles around.

    A fwe hundred thousand quid up in flames, on an anyway controversial agenda – ‘just dismiss it – it’s a ‘freak’ occurence’.