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How to Make Wind Power Sustainable Again

By: 
Kris De Decker

For more than two thousand years, windmills were built from recyclable or reusable materials: wood, stone, brick, canvas, metal. When – electricity producing – wind turbines appeared in the 1880s, the materials didn’t change.

It’s only since the arrival of plastic composite blades in the 1980s that wind power has become the source of a toxic waste product that ends up in landfills.

If we would reduce energy demand, smaller and less efficient wind turbines would not be a problem.