I heard a story on NPR last night about a big wind farm being erected in Noland County, Texas. It will ultimately generate enough electricity to power 265,000 homes. (I didn't do the research, but my gut tells me that's at least as much as the four Snake River dams produce.) Carbon emissions per year: 0. Carbon emissions per year for a coal fired power plant that generates the same amount of electricity: 220 million tons. The old dry land cotton farmers down there, probably most of whom are global warming skeptics, seemed pleased as punch to have them erected on their land. I'm sure there are a lot of places in this state where they would make sense. I find the ones over by E'burg quite lovely to look at. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, though.