Some tell us they have walked right up to the base of a windmill and heard virtually nothing. Others say the noise is annoying or distracting at best, intolerable at worst.
But the outcry today seems muted from 10 years ago. The opposition now seems confined to longtime opponents, mostly neighbors of the windmills — though some neighbors rejoice in the income they are receiving.
Money doesn’t offset every objectionable factor in a person’s life. But it is an important component of most people’s existence.
We can’t say everyone should obviously kick up their heels over the latest development. But many of the fears have not come true, while many of the promised benefits have.