"Anonymous" misunderstands the Luddite movement: To despise a beneficial technology to save one's own job, This argument; that somehow the costs of infrastructure for non-oil energy producers is bad but it's good and protected for those dirty technologies already out there show how entrenched this mindset of oil&coal only is. They're afraid of these new techs and losing profits and jobs but then their defensive arguments are weak and not compelling. But the polluters have moneyand power and that is the great challenge to this world cleaning up its energy act!
Can you grow soy beans around your strip mines? Square footage of ground used for footings and thus paved is small as the bulk of land surrounding those footings is arable. For windmills need swing space for their arms and that additional land area need not pe paved. This point is just scare-mongering.