Another reason to abandon windmills sooner rather than later.

Watts Up With That?

IMG_20140524_195347[1] Wind Turbines at Rio Vista, CA in May 2014 – Photo: Anthony Watts From France24: A sophisticated network of metal thieves has targeted some 20 French wind turbines in a new looting trend, scaling the near 40-metre-high structures and stealing up to one tonne of metal from a single engine, Le Figaro reported Wednesday.

Citing an anonymous police source, the daily newspaper said the ring stole metal from wind farms in sparsely populated areas, where they had less chance of being caught.

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