April 2, 2020

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Smart Meter Installations in Ontario May Pose a Potential Fire Hazard

Ontario introduced smart meters, along with a “time-of-use” electricity price structure, to help consumers manage electricity costs. Over 4.5 million smart...
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Firefighters and Wind Turbines

Fire Departments should develop SOPs/OGs on emergency incidents involving wind turbines. Fires involving wind turbines may present a health and...
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SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SYSTEMS

Fire Departments should develop SOPs/OGs on fighting fires involving solar photovoltaic (PV) systems (also known as solar panel systems). A...
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Recent News

Oil spill on Bakke Mountain

January 10, 2013 by Marshall Rosenthal   Dear Editor, Some time ago, before the start up of the wind turbines of...
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Recent News

As Australia burns, an impassioned plea from a fire fighter’s wife

January 11, 2013 By stopthesethings http://stopthesethings.com   This week, fires raged across eastern Australia. The media reported some pilots saying aerial water...
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Media Release

Media Release: INCREASED FIRE RISK FROM WIND TURBINES

Australian Industrial Wind Turbine Awareness Network 10th December 2012 Media Release INCREASED FIRE RISK FROM WIND TURBINES     The...
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Safety First

Wind Project Suspended After Turbine Fire

December 4, 2008 http://yankton.net/articles/2008/12/04/community/doc493770b0bb711157800892.txt BLOOMFIELD, Neb. — Company officials have suspended work at the Elkhorn Ridge wind farm after Tuesday’s...
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International Fires

Australian warning!

    I am here on behalf of the Grampians-Glenthompson Landscape Guardians Incorporated, to present our objection to the application...
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Safety First

SUPERVISORS IGNORE HEALTH AND FIRE SAFETY CONCERNS, APPROVE TULE WIND AND ENERGIA SIERRA JUAREZ SUBSTATION AND CROSS-BORDER TRANSMISSION LINES IN EAST COUNTY

By Miriam Raftery http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/10673   “This will impede firefighting efforts to a frightening degree…a wind-drive fire is not going to...
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Resources

GGLG Fire Presentation

Grampians-Glenthompson Landscape Guardians Inc. In 2006, the Department of Sustainability and Environment calculated that the average number of hectares burnt...
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Recent News

WHEN “GREEN” IS ONLY GREENWASHING

By Nadin Abbott http://www.eastcountymagazine.org August 25, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- Watching activists defend "green wind energy" as if...
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Recent News

Huge wind turbine erupts in flames as 165mph winds strike Scotland

by ClickGreen staff Published Thu 08 Dec 2011   These amazing pictures show the moment a huge wind turbine erupted in...
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Safety First

Safety and Turbines

Please read this article carefully. Embedded are serious safety concerns about: Photos speak volumes in this article; Safety of Wind Systems....
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International Fires

FIRES

Fire is the second most common accident cause in incidents found. Fire can arise from a number of sources -...
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Safety First

Blown away: gales wreck wind turbines as Scottish storm wreck havoc

By Donna Bowater, and Rowena Mason 09 Dec 2011 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/8944597/Blown-away-gales-wreck-wind-turbines-as-Scottish-storm-wreck-havoc.html Gusts of up to 165mph were recorded in the Cairngorms in Aberdeenshire...
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Dangers of Turbines

A Huge Flash of Blue

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/2734   “I saw a huge flash of blue out on the side of the hill where the windmills were....
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Industry Perspectives

Wind Turbines and Lightning

by Nick Gromicko and Rob London   Editor's Note: While the author of this industry favorable article suggests that effective...
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Dangers of Turbines

Wuthering Heights: The Dangers of Wind Power

08/20/2007 http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/wuthering-heights-the-dangers-of-wind-power-a-500902.html Wuthering Heights: The Dangers of Wind Power By Simone Kaiser and Michael Fröhlingsdorf Wind turbines continue to multiply...
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Dangers of Turbines

Dangers of Wind Power

Credits: ©Augu Spiegel Online International By Simone Kaiser and Michael Fröhlingsdorf http://www.solaripedia.com/13/25/dangers_of_wind_power.html August 2007   Spiegel Online International   Wind turbines...
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Safety First

THE DARK SIDE OF “GREEN”

By Miriam Raftery https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/9238   April 4, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Today marks the “International Protest Day Against...
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