Matt Ridley's essay in the Spectator is a nice summary of the arguments against wind power. I wasn't aware of this point:
I have it on good authority from a marine engineer that keeping wind turbines upright in the gravel, tides and storms of the North Sea for 25 years is a near hopeless quest, so the repair bill is going to be horrific and the output disappointing. Already the grouting in the foundations of hundreds of turbines off Kent, Denmark and the Dogger Bank has failed, necessitating costly repairs.
Booker in the Telegraph is ploughing a similiar furrow.