I know we've discussed zoning of wind farms before in other threads. Now, a new study has been released -- New Report Finds No Evidence of Impacts on Property Values From Wind Farms
FENNER, NEW YORK (MAY 24, 2006): The FREE Center, a Fenner (NY) based organization dedicated to renewable energy education and sustainable practices, today released a study examining the impacts on local property values of the Fenner wind farm. Despite persistent claims that all wind farms adversely affect property values, a report by Ben Hoen of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, finds that property values were unaffected by the installation, in 2001, of a 20 turbine wind farm in the Fenner Township of Madison County, NY.
The report, Impacts of Windmill Visibility on Property Values in Madison County, New York, is being released by the Fenner Renewable Energy Education Foundation (FREE), and will be made available via a website hosted by the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY). The report’s author, Ben Hoen, a graduate student from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, says, “The likelihood that property values were affected in Madison County is negligible, thereby reducing similar concerns for other communities hosting wind farms.”
Check out the one page overview at www.aceny.org.