FIRST WIND: Home values will not be negatively affected by the arrival of a wind farm

Folks near proposed wind farms should know that this topic has been thoroughly researched and the results indicate that home values will not be negatively affected by the arrival of a wind farm.

Charles Baldwin, Development Project Coordinator




Do Wind Projects Adversely Affect Proximate Residential Property Values?

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Comment by Long Islander on October 4, 2015 at 8:27pm

Just thought of a scene from the movie "The Exorcist".

"Especially important is the warning to avoid conversation with the demon. We may ask what is relevant, but anything beyond that is   dangerous. He is a liar, the demon is a liar. He will lie to   confuse us. But he will also mix lies with the truth to attack   us. The attack is psychological , Damien. And powerful. So don't listen, remember that, do not listen."

Comment by Long Islander on October 4, 2015 at 8:27pm

Sun Edison cries poverty when looking for TIF's yet somehow has money to buy off an ever increasing number of so called environmental groups in Maine.

Comment by Barbara Durkin on October 4, 2015 at 12:03pm

Kathy Sherman,  We are under-represented. 

MA DEP, as you note, has purview over environmental noise by wind turbines,  But they are most  unhelpful. 


The DPU process is predicated upon the Mass Department of Environmental Protection’s (MassDEP) so called ‘Health Impact Study’. The process MassDEP employed and the document produced are seriously flawed. A biased panel reviewed cherry picked materials.
Among the most egregious flaws are the following:
the panel only met two times, did not follow the scope document, did not review all materials submitted to MassDEP from the public (which included peer-reviewed scientific articles and evidence of direct links
between wind turbines and adverse health impacts) and did not conduct a field trip to interview people in MA within one hour of Boston who are experiencing health problemssince wind turbines were constructed nearby.
MA Energy and Environment Secretary Richard Sullivan’s September 2011 comment foretold the study findings of no harm before the process commenced
Cape Cod Times
While the panel's work will be valuable in the creation of setbacks and other standards for windenergy projects, the Patrick administration does not believe at this point that there are major
health affects from turbines, Sullivan said.
Berkshire residents claim the Patrick Administration cannot be trusted to act in the public interest when it comes to siting wind projects, Ber
kshire Eagle 1/28/14. I so agree.
A biased panel reviews of literature is challenged
by MA residents who cite the lack of objectivity of
this health report-
Mass: Wind turbine critics question panel’s report
on health impacts
By Kyle Cheney
/ State House News Service
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 –
Residents Call State Turbine Study
Faulty And Biased
January 21, 2012 •
Wind farm critics slam health study;
Patrick standing by controversial report
Christine Lee, 22News State House Correspondent, W
20 January
2012 January 21, 2012 •
Falmouth turbine foes reject state study

Comment by Mary Kay Barton on October 3, 2015 at 4:04pm

Comment posted at 3:52 PM, 10/3/15 = "Waiting to be approved":

WOW Mr. Baldwin! How stupid do you think people are? Real Estate 101 - LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!

I attended a meeting here in Western New York State a number of years ago now, at which Mr. Ben Hoen was doing a presentation trying to convince the community of the same kind of deceitful wind industry propaganda that Mr. Baldwin is spewing here. I held up a picture of a some homes surrounded by industrial wind turbines, and asked Mr. Hoen if he would buy one of these homes and move HIS family into one of them. It was no surprise to anyone that Mr. Hoen refused to answer the question.

I live in Wyoming County of western New York State where there are 308 industrial wind turbines now littering the once-beautiful rolling hills throughout 5 (five) Towns here. Property values have definitely been negatively impacted, as many homes near or within the footprints of the wind factories are selling for less than assessed value - if they sell at all. The only thing that has been reliably-generated by these giant, bird-slaughtering LEMONS is complete and utter civil discord, as lawsuits persist here. The Wyoming County tax rate went up AGAIN for the 12th year in a row now - another 9.68% this year - in direct correlation with the installment of wind factories here. Population in Wyoming County continues to decline - as more and more people leave the area. Not to mention, the average residential electricty rate has climbed nearly 50% since 2000, again, in direct correlation with the installment of industrial wind factories across rural New York State.

As Milton Friedman correctly stated: "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions, rather than their results."

Fact is -- If you want to destroy the environment, property values and any sense of civility in your area, just build sprawling industrial wind factories! It works every time! Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.

Learn more at:

Industrial Wind is A NET LOSER - Economically, Environmentally, Technically & Civilly:

Industrial Wind vs. Rural America, Electricity Markets:;;;;

Comment by arthur qwenk on October 3, 2015 at 3:40pm

Blatant Unrepentant Liars

I recently sold a property 2.2 miles from a wind project at 1/2 its accessed evaluation( and I was lucky to sell it at all)

Anyone who believes First Wind/SunEdison / Terraform Power is "nummah than a hake" or a past patient of a frontal lobotomy.

In addition , there is a place reserved for liars and con artists like Baldwin, and it is called Hades , where he and the wind industry belongs.

Also please remember this  , sellers and abutters of wind project  often cannot disclose their losses because of legal settlements that have "Squelch Clauses" designed by the wind company, so the loss is kept secret.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on October 3, 2015 at 2:50pm

I have said this before but I will say it again. The way the game is played with these scumbags is that they hire shills to do their bogus studies, then they run around like this Baldwin character and let these false studies do the lying for them. 

Comment by Jim Wiegand on October 3, 2015 at 12:08pm

Charles Baldwin.........."I’d like to point out that there have been multiple studies concerning the impact of wind farms on property values. None of these studies has shown any negative impact."



Jim Wiegand ........."I'd like to point out that the wind industry has been rigging turbine research since 1985. Since then not a single study should be trusted due to non scientific research methodology resulting in the production of bogus data designed to hide the truth."

Comment by Pineo Girl on October 3, 2015 at 12:01pm

That is a complete falsehood - Just ask Gary Steinberg  from Lincoln or any one who lives on Vinalhaven.  In fact, the presence of a wind farm or plans for a wind farm now have to be noted on  disclosure documents when selling real estate.

Comment by Kevin Gurall on October 3, 2015 at 11:55am

There was a study done in Wisconsin that showed an average of 25-40% loss of property value. 

Comment by alice mckay barnett on March 13, 2015 at 6:20pm

noise easements acknowledge harm...infrasound goes forever?


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


(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 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?" 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.”

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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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