We think modern windmills like these are beautiful, both as aesthetic objects and as a symbol of an energy-independent, completely reneable future.
We'd gladly give up our (partially screened) view of Mt. Hood if only there was enough room in our back yard to install one of these Danish beauties.
On a recent trip to Denmark, we were overwhelmed by the frequency of windmills in the landscape. They're everywhere you look...
It turns out that Denmark is the leading country when it comes to wind power, being well on their way to a goal of satisfying 50% of their energy needs with wind power by 2025. According to a recent survey, it appears that 96% of the Danish population is with us on this one... now think about what it would mean if windmills started popping up across the American landscape.
Images: Danish Wind Industry Association