And it's turning out to be the same epic fail now that it was in Carter's day.
A $200-million wind farm in northern New Brunswick is frozen solid, cutting off a supply of renewable energy for NB Power.
The 25-kilometre stretch of wind turbines, 70 kilometres northwest of Bathurst, has been shut down for several weeks due to heavy ice covering the blades. GDF Suez Energy, the company that owns and operates the site, is working to return the windmills to working order, a spokeswoman says [...] conditions in northern New Brunswick have caused havoc for the wind farm this winter.
...The accumulated ice alters the aerodynamics of the blades, rendering them ineffective as airfoils. The added weight further immobilizes the structures.
Let me guess: someone will have to burn fossil fuels to thaw the damned wind farm out.
Hat tip: Masked Avenger