Japanese Nuclear Emergency: Wind farms unscathed

There have been dickheadish allegations flying around on the BBC that wind farms would have made the Japanese shituation deadlier. Well, there are wind farms, and they are still there, and they are producing much needed electricity. This is a story to be spread far and wide… I got it via the truly essential reading “campaign strategy” newsletter. Latest issue here.

Battle-proof Wind Farms Survive Japan’s Trial by Fire
by Kelly Rigg

As the world collectively holds its breath to see how the Fukushima crisis plays out (the quote of the day has got to be: “The worst-case scenario doesn’t bear mentioning and the best-case scenario keeps getting worse…”) there’s a positive story which is not yet being reported.

Despite assertions by its detractors that wind energy would not survive an earthquake or tsunami the Japanese wind industry is still functioning and helping to keep the lights on during the Fuksuhima crisis.

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