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If tree owners and solar power generators have already spawned the age the eco-feud, just wait until suburban homes start sprouting domestic wind turbines on top of 60-120 towers.

The New York Times today surveys the incentives available for home wind turbines around the USA.  While reporter John Casey says there are no reliable numbers to tell us how many of these there are, he states that:

Experts on renewable energy say a convergence of factors, political, technical and ecological, has caused a surge in the use of residential wind turbines, especially in the Northeast and California.

Casey notes the unreliability of wind power and then adds in something of an understatement, “Even if the wind is strong, zoning and aesthetics can pose problems.”

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