Study: Wind Farm Would Reduce Vacation Home Rentals by More Than Half

This news, of course, comes as no surprise to Mainers who have seen real estate sales and rentals decimated by industrial wind projects - despite all the rigged government and wind industry studies that claim no adverse effects on property values.

“Over 50 percent of those surveyed indicated that they would not return to the same beach for their next rental should a utility-scale wind farm be placed offshore,” the report states..........

“There’s going to be boat tours, there’s going to be brochures at the ice cream shop,” Kempton said. “It’s going to be a new source of business and revenue and attraction.” Kempton is also research director for the university’s Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration and teaches in the university’s wind energy program, which offers a certificate in wind power.

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Comment by Gary Campbell on April 5, 2016 at 12:58pm

If this baloney were true, the value of those properties would actually go UP. If it IS true we should expect timber land owners like H.C. Haynes, who harvest around lakes and then sell the lakefront lots, to be charging a premium for lots that have or will have turbine views. Are they? And if so, are they selling for higher prices? Any bidding wars as hopeful vacation-homeowners scramble to take cash in on what these shysters claim will be an economic bonanza?

No, I didn't think so.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on April 5, 2016 at 11:49am

Is

Eminent Domain takeover of land via   Condemnation Law

coming?

A willingness to pay that higher tax dollars on these lands is generally all it takes!
It is the dollars that the a corrupt legislator sees.

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/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

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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