How to Make Wind Power Sustainable Again

By: Kris De Decker  Posted on

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.