Granted, I see your point - noise and the looks of a visually ruined landscape doesn't kill anobody, but ashes from a coal-based power station do.
However, when the noise is able to make people considering selling their home and move, you're going to have a lot of political problems when trying to find a place for you mills - a situation, we're facing right now in Denmark: Public opinion is little by little moving to be against more mills, which probably makes the political goal (50% of total energy production in 2030) almost impossible.
You're mentioning "life quality" - 5 nights in a row with hardly any sleep because of that darn thing churning and whooing away in the wind is not excatly "better quality of life" in my opinion. Please note that I'm not against wind power but I am very much against headless placing a wind mill on every hill within view just because the government has set some (IMHO) unrealistic goals.
I know there is no easy answer to this problem - it's true that some of the other "clean" alternatives carries a future pollution problem within them but perhaps it would be possible to foresee them and start researching their solution now, like: "Well, in 25 years we'll have this and this problem with this technology but that can be solved by researching and refining this and this - let's go do that!"
Unfortunately the relative short life of governments within most democracies (8-16 years) makes it rather difficult to set (and maintain) such long term goals - especially since research projects like these often relies entirely on govenment funding, as they're never going to generate revenue as such.
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