I first wrote this back in 2003 before I had seen a lot of wind turbines. At that time I thought they were not so pretty in nature. I still am not convinced that they are that pretty. But I know they are good for the environment now and that they will save a significant amount of fossle fuel when used in a reasonable way. Since I went off the Monford, Wisconsin a few years ago, I have seen extensive wind farms in Spain, Germany, and California. They do look mechanical, but they also make efficient electricity.
Wind turbins are in many places in Europe. These line a ridge southwest of Pamplona. They do not significantly alter the look of the area and they take advantage of strong prevaling winds.
California harvestes wind on a grand scale. These wind farms are in the valley north of Palm Springs, inland from Los Angeles.
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