In Prince Edward County, Ontario, a line has been drawn between those in favour of the turbines and those against.
Those who have supported this green energy alternative right from the start tend to be family members of the original county settlers.
Those opposed to the wind turbines are newcomers to the county - people who have invested here as a place to live or do business.
Ugly and Threaten Property Values
Know as NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard), they predominantly oppose the wind turbines because of their unsightly appearance and/or potential threat to their home's property values, and hence their investment.
The NIMBYs are at a stage in life to have more resources, experience and personal time - and as such, the quality and persistence of their presentations and media/public relations is excellent.
We're Not Hearing from the Right Voices: Under 40s
The problem is that we are not hearing from the right voices - those of the people who will have to live within the effects of our legacy of irresponsible use of non-renewable resources.
I am referring to the under-40-somethings, who are trying to find jobs, buy their first homes, and are concerned about the environment.
With respect to the NIMBY's main issue - property values - there is no substantive evident to support any of the arguments for or against the turbines.
Another fear, that, turbines might have a negative effect on our tourist industry, is equally debatable.
However, for the sake of an argument, though, let's say that properties values would be adversely affected... that still might be insignificant to the under-40s who have bigger, more global priorities.
The world has changed, and the next generation will have to live under new rules, with less opportunity and within the added constraints of cleaning up after us.
The older generation (Boomers), of which I am one, is good at debating the options and pontificating on the solutions; the younger generation may want us to act - starting NOW.
Wind turbines are a step in the right direction.
Bill Rorabeck is broker of record with CENTURY 21 Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd. based in Picton, Ontario.