Exactly. I have been telling that to people for years and it just falls on dead ears. The way I try to explain it to people is...If somebody asked to you to give them a $1000 to invest and your guaranteed return was going to be between $500 and $700...you'd tell them to go take a hike. That's exactly it with those wind turbines...building, erecting, and maintaining them...will cost more than they will every return in "energy savings". The whole wind turbine thing is a lie. That's why you will never see one of those turbines go up without MASSIVE government subsidies. NEVER! No private company in their right mind would touch that kind of "investment", because there is no money to be made. It is a lose, lose, lose, situation.
I'm not saying we should not be investing in the research for alternative energy sources, and be good stewards of the planet, but for our governments to put in place energy sources that are not reliable, and artificially drive up the price of energy, is just so obtuse, it's bordering on criminal. But, of course they gotta do something keep their granola crunching, pony tail wearing, sandal sporting, tree hugging, enviro-freak, voting block happy.