Once the darling of the greens, wind turbines are spinning up a storm. Over in England, Sir Simon Jenkins, the chairman of the National Trust, which oversees millions of acres of protected land in the UK, came out strongly against wind energy recently, calling wind energy the least efficient form of renewable energy, and said his organization is constantly fighting the construction of wind turbines, which blight the beautiful British landscape.Wind turbines have long been hated by those who live near them. They are huge, loud, not particularly attractive, and occasionally dangerous. A recent documentary shines a light on the trouble wind turbines (and the companies that fight for their construction) bring to local communities.Thankfully, there are no plans to build a wind farm near the Mead Manor in glamorous Queens. The Via Meadia view is that offshore turbines are much more attractive than ones closer to people and communities. Offshore, or out on the lonesome prairie, where the wind is strong and consistent and the people few — that’s where turbines belong. And they need to make sense economically, without huge and unsustainable subsidies. When they meet all those tests, the Via Meadia approach to wind turbines will be build, baby, build: until then, we have our doubts.