Wind turbines take a good bit to produce, alot of steel and alot of fossil fuels. Payback for the best areas is tangible though, in the not so great areas - not. I personally dont want to see a line of windmills on a ridge line. Id much rather that be solar. In many areas though, solar is not an option so now you are really going to need to start producing in the sunny states and transferring that power to the not so sunny states. The have and have nots. And that's where states will battle with each other to be autonomous in how they generate electricity.I wish small wind turbines would work, I would have one. I think most people would jump at the opportunity to have solar installed on their property. Why are you so hung up on wind turbines? There are houses next to power plants worldwide... Mostly poor housing with people suffering from the emissions. Replacing those plants with wind or solar would be a benefit to all. I don't know about you, but I find coal, nat gas, and nuclear plants to be very ugly. Plus they pollute and destroy the environment so people can monopolize energy.
I find it ironic that you made a crack at someone over reading comprehension, yet you recycle the same tired arguments for days on end.