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Rebar and foundation pitSteel rebar and foundation pit
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Gaspésie, QuébecPhoto by Justin Cash
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Oil leaked from nacelle to the base of tower - Palm Springs, California Oil has leaked from the generator and gears housing (nacelle) to the base of the tower - Palm Springs, California
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Oil leaking from wind turbines; exposed gears with missing housing - Palm Springs, CaliforniaOil leaking from wind turbines, exposed gears with missing housing - Palm Springs, California
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Oil running to the ground - Palm Springs, CaliforniaThe oil is running all the way to the ground - Palm Springs, California
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Parts fallen several hundred feet from nearest wind turbine - Palm Springs, CaliforniaParts have fallen several hundred feet from the nearest wind turbine - Palm Springs, California
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Protest truckProtest truck: The Big sWINDle
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Demonstration in GermanyAbout 400 delegates from 118 federations, associations or defense committees came from all over Germany to demonstrate at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. At the end of the demonstration, delegates from various German Landers met in Berlin's House of Cultures to found a national anti-windfarm federation.
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Locust Ridge Wind Farm, PennsylvaniaLocust Ridge Wind Farm, near Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, and in Conyngham Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania - Gamesa 2-MW turbines (total height 399 ft., blade area 1.47 acres)
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Gamesa G90 foundationGamesa G90 (2 MW) - “more than 50 loads of cement, 60 tons of rebar, and one very large crane”
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Gamesa G90 nacelle (gearbox and generator housing)Gamesa G90, Generator power 2 MW, Tower height 256 feet, Tower weight 203 tons, Nacelle weight 103 tons, Blade length 144 feet, Total blade weight ~7 tons, Blade material Fiberglass and carbon fiber (a big billboard!)
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North Hoyle offshore wind farm in the Irish SeaThe sun sets behind the North Hoyle offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea (Reuters: Phil Noble)
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