“Major future wind and solar farms should give communities the chance to invest and own as much as a quarter of projects … to cement goodwill with existing supporters of wind power but to win over vocal opponents as well.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/03/people-living-near-windfarms-offered-stakes-from-5-pounds-counter-opposition)

Such local residents could ensure a steady supply of wind.



“Scotland’s renewable electricity generation in the first half of 2014 was 30 per cent higher compared to same period in 2013. This overall increase is primarily due to a 50 per cent increase in hydro generation and a 20 per cent increase in wind output.” (http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Scotland-on-track-for-another-record-year-for-renewables-1089.aspx)

Who says we’re pissing in the wind?


“Several [US] state governments are forging ahead with their own ambitions for offshore wind farms, and commercial developers say that they could start planting turbines in the ocean as early as next year. … But before the field can take off, proponents will have to prove that offshore wind can compete financially against other energy sources, and can clear the thicket of state and federal regulations that govern projects in coastal waters.” (http://www.nature.com/news/renewable-energy-wind-power-tests-the-waters-1.15992)

As offshore wind power becomes an exploitable resource, these crop allusions will need a turbine harvester.