Realtors, auditor, study and court ruling weigh in on turbines and property values

Georgie Murray, co-owner of Galloway Murray, a Logansport-based real estate agency, said she doesn’t think whether it’d be difficult to sell a property near a wind turbine “is a moot question.”
“Would I want one next to me?” she asked herself. “No. I guess I think we need some questions answered before this is allowed to happen.”
Bev Spitznogle, a broker with Logansport-based Terra Realty Unlimited, said the marketability of a property near wind turbines would depend on the beliefs of those involved. She supposed turbines would have positive effects for some. There’s an abundance of “turning down opportunities to grow” locally, Spitznogle continued before expressing a desire to see the area economy expand and draw businesses.
“Quit being so negative and let some of these things happen,” she said. “I don’t know a whole lot about turbines. I think they’re beautiful, striking. I see no reason why not to give them a chance.”
HEY BEV SPITZNOGLE - even if you are right and even if 50% of people's beliefs were that we need wind power, that would mean 50% don't. Using the law of supply & deman, the demand just weakened when 50% said they don't believe in wind power meaning prices drop. Are you prepared to say that the believers in wind power's environmental value would make them more eager to buy a house near a turbine? If not, a turbine can only lower, not raidse or not affect property values. 

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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."

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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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