This Telegraph article has a lot to say on wind.
An interesting comparison between us and Germany is that it has more individual, group and local ownership of turbines, compared to ours almost exclusively being major companies. Germany produces more wind power than us, with less wind resource.
Germany is the world’s third largest in wind power, behind China and the United States. Germany produces 29GW (2011). In 2011 we passed 5GW making the UK the seventh country in the world to reach this capacity – so maybe we’re not such the Old Man of Europe on this issue. Germany’s population is 82 million compared to our 62 m. Wind power in Germany provides over 90,000 jobs… Denmark and particularly Spain are doing astoundingly well.
Despite various attacks about blights on countryside and health scares, the Telegraph points out that a recent ComRes poll states that 68% support windfarms.