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  •  Gee, somehow (6+ / 0-)

    the idea of giant windmills offshore doesn't seem so ugly anymore!

    Hope is, after all, the currency of popular politics, and a coin surprisingly hard to devalue. -- Fred Anderson, Crucible of War

    by ornerydad on Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 01:28:34 PM PDT

    •  we have them (5+ / 0-)
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      zett, lgmcp, Magnifico, lisastar, DruidQueen

      lots, 2 MW per mill, and they arent ugly. In fact the eye settles on them easily. They stand exactly at the horizon off our beach. Where the sea and the sky melt into one inseparable bluish shimmer. There if the sight is good and you squint, you can see them, rotors, all lined up, one row after the other.

      That they are so hidden in so plain sight that makes them actually a rather nice addition to our seafront view.

      Ici s´arrète la loi.

      by marsanges on Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 01:39:57 PM PDT

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    •  Just To Be Clear... (1+ / 0-)
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      lgmcp

      The people fretting about their ocean front property views being messed up by wind power, aren't generally contending with oil rigs out there either.  

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