Are the windfarm operators required to create a bonded fund as a mandatory exit strategy to pay for the removal of all these wind turbines in decades to come, when they become obsolete? Surely advancements in all renewable technologies will improve over the next 3 decades. The windfarms of today are high tech, but in 2 decades they will be low tech.
Are going to be the equivalent of 'clean superfund' sites?
Will the landscape of America look like abandoned WalMart store locations? What's the product lifecycle of Windfarms - regardless of the vendor technology.
Wind energy and the operators are heavily subsidized with tax incentives today. Who ensures that American taxpayers will not get stuck with the mass windfarm removal invoice?
I'm all for clean energy, but we have all can remember Enron and GE's accounting manuevers to reduce billions in retirement guarantees to former employees that were picked up by taxpayers. We must ensure that the windfarm operators / energy companies, not taxpayers, have mandatory funds to remove this technology when the time comes.