surprised to see this re-emerge, but the issue is that 110 years ago coal was cheaply accessible (not least because coal miners were paid so little and many paid for the coal with their lives) and was the primary source of power for electricity, steam power, transportation etc.
Subsequently oil became relatively cheap to recover because of progress in industrial process which reduced its cost. Now oil is rising in cost. At some point other forms of energy will become less expensive, and the more common the production of wind turbines or the more efficiency that can be extracted from the process, then that other system (whether wind turbine or not) will become a valuable system.
Britain should be a good example since it is an area with fairly regular winds, but this is still very early in the process of development. It takes time to achieve optimal efficiency. The Brits did it with steam trains in the 1930's which was sort of late. The US has avoided efficiency because the Oil Companies and the Car Companies have colluded to kill Public Transport (Court Case 1948, GM, Mack Trucks, Stanard Oil and various others found guilty of buying up and then shutting down local Public Transport systems).
What should be done is an integrated multi-source electric generation system, and further research and exploitation of new sources of power.