"'windmills' sounds so quaint and cozy, who wouldn't want to have them popping up like daisies all over the Berkshires. Try '400 ft industrial wind turbines' as a descriptor instead.""windmills" sounds so quaint and cozy, who wouldn't want to have them popping up like daisies all over the Berkshires.
Try "400 ft industrial wind turbines" as a descriptor instead. Then imagine the Taconic Range despoiled by long lines of them, blinking at night with red lights (if they're near an airport - which would include those that could be put in Southern Berkshire county on the Mt Everett massif near Gt Barrington. Not to mention the associated infrastructure of access/maitenance roads and transmission iines. No thanks - learn how to conserve energy first.
What's in a name? Call them "Tinkerbell's Palaces" or "Windmills of Death" for all I care. Unless I'm mistaken, this has never been an issue over what to call them.
"...imagine the Taconic Range despoiled by long lines of them..."
When I imagine it, the Taconics aren't "despoiled," even if you invite me to think of it in your terms.
Let me give it a try: "Imagine the Taconic Range adorned with majestic wind turbines, each accepting the wind and producing a clean source of energy for our homes." Clean energy, an infinite source of free energy, domestic security, 21st-century technology.