I just got back from a trip to Southern California. We have a real issue here in Maine with wind, but when you see the ugly mess they have made out there, I guess we should consider ourselves lucky. Turbines in Maine are spaced every few thousand feet . . . out there the turbines are spaced just far enough apart that the blades wont hit when they spin, and they cover miles and miles and thousands of acres. This is a fairly industrial area and is not all that beautiful to begin with, but the turbines make it far worse. They fill the valley and sides of the hills for a stretch of about ten miles.
On another day, I took a trip north, toward a much more trendy part of California, Simi Valley. It is near Hollywood and Pasadena. It is where the "beautiful people" live. Guess what? I didn't see one windmill!!! Imagine that!!!! The hypocritical "environmentalists" do not put these ugly behemoths in their back yard. I guess they are kind of like dogs . . . they don't crap where they sleep.
They figure us "backwoods hicks" here in Maine can take the machines into our backyards and they won't put them where they live. We certainly don't need the power here in Maine as we produce twice as much as we need. Let them put them up where they are needed, in Mass, NY, Connecticut, NJ . . . all the places where they live. Then let's see how long it takes for the industry to die.