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On the first question, I have been surprised by the number of people I've heard express fairly virulent anti-wind opinions. And the movement is wide enough to stop local projects not far from where I live.
I'm aware of no connection with the UK. This movement (as far as I can make out) is endogenous. It took off from the coastal areas.
Afaik farmers (as such) are not so much involved in the hill projects - landowners may be. They can lease and pick up rent. In some cases they can build their own projects (possibly after having bought land for the purpose). But there are also local-authority projects (one of which, locally, see above, is not going to see the light of day because of widespread opposition).
The more you go towards the Med coast, the more built projects there are, and the more virulent the opposition.
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