Heavily funded PR machine to make Americans think wind power doesn't impact property values

It surely seems logical enough, anything that would cause a potential buyer to value a property less lowers its value. A piece of property, after all, is just what someone is willing to pay for it. Markets are about supply and demand, and all things being equal, why would somebody choose to buy a home with an industrial wind farm nearby? And simply put, it seems impossible to believe that wind turbines would actually add to a property's value.

But, there's a heavily funded public relations machine to make Americans think that wind power doesn't impact property values, and it's every bit as influential as the "Big Oil" the anti-fossil fuel movement purports to be so against.

Renewable energy and the "environment" are big businesses (see the Volkswagen emissions scandal for proof) and they include not just energy producing companies but also various agencies, interest groups, and even university researchers. Their grant money and careers are at stake.

Many members of the Real Estate and Appraisal businesses, however, have been clear that wind power DOES impact property values, and it would seem to me that these groups have no vested interest in supporting wind power or not supporting it. So, these findings are critical:

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Comment by Penny Gray on December 11, 2018 at 12:15pm

If these enormous machines didn't impact nearby dwellings, gag orders (good neighbor agreements) wouldn't be necessary, and if they were as popular and harmless as the wind industry and its conflicted followers make them out to be, properties nearest the wind factories would be snapped up at higher than appraised values the moment they went on the market.  Is that happening?

Comment by Barbara Durkin on December 10, 2018 at 10:57pm

As a former Realtor, I have knowledge that Mass Association of Realtors (MAR) Legislative Affairs Committee voted several years ago in favor of disclosure of planned wind turbines.  Then atty for the committee over-ruled that vote.  

And, a buyer refused to get out of the car when same Reator on MAR Committee, (subsequent to atty actions to overrule that vote) disclosed a wind turbine was under consideration for the area.  

If there are two similar homes, and one is near a wind turbine, odds are that the one without the turbine will sell.  

He who suggests a wind turbine sited near a home doesn’t diminish its value is either ignorant or conflicted.  

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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