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I personally prefer wind mills grouped in parks than haphazardly dotting the landscape everywhere

You mean aesthetically?

Aesthetically, I like it less when dozens of windmills are clearly in rows -- viewed from certain directions, that really obstructs view and makes for an 'industrial' appearance. Single or smaller groups of windmills placed haphazardly feel more natural. [My 'standards' for both are on the plains West of Vienna where I travel often.]

Non-aesthetically, to block single windmills would mean to block farmers and co-ops from starting projects of their own and limiting it to utilities/major investors only, and I would be very much against that. Renewable energy as distributed power has the extra qualities of 'democratising' electricity production, and boosting a rural economy depressed by the pressure on prices in agriculture.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 at 07:39:05 AM EST
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