YOU MUST WATCH THIS! Appraiser Mike McCann lectures on home values impacted by wind turbines.You can click on the Full Screen icon in the lower right so the slides will
be easier to read.
INFO REGARDING YOUR PROPERTY VALUES
There are a few studies claiming no negative impact on property values. They are mostly wind industry sponsored or draw on data from such studies. They mostly sample home prices
within a 10 - 50 mile radius of turbines. Two such studies can be found on the
BRSA's website. We believe the large distances obscure the effect on homes within 2 miles of a turbine.
Below are a number of articles that take a contrary view, stating that there is a significant negative impact on home prices.
We think this is common sense and folks within a couple of miles will lose tens
of thousands of dollars in equity. Some homes close by may become
Essential Reading: Several testimonies by appraiser Michael McCann on property value
1) Adams County, IL
2) Cape Vincent, NY
study Values in the Wind: A Hedonic Analysis of Wind Power Facilities by
Clarkson economics professor, Dr. Martin Heintzelman
Denmark's public policy regarding loss of value to real property due to wind turbines: "An erector of a wind turbine has a duty to pay compensation for loss of value..."
"Property value declines from 20 to 43 percent can be expected in parcels within two miles of turbine
Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine: New Wind Farm Regulations Could Decrease Property Values
"Do Wind Projects Adversely Affect Proximate Residential Property Values?" A compilation of property value articles from John
A survey by a local realtor may have confirmed the worst suspicions of Stan Mundy, whose home is closest to Chevron’s wind farm northeast of Casper.
Critics say wind turbines hurt land values.
Michigan Wind Working Group - Impact of Wind Turbines on Property Values
Property values blowing in the wind.
Landowners say turbines have hurt their property values.
A proposed 120-metre wind turbine would knock 50 per cent off the value of thousands of nearby homes.
Wind farm property sells at sheriff’s sale.
Huron County, Michigan map of proposed wind farms. Imagine if this was Monmouth or Ocean Counties. It could happen if we don't stop it now.
Wind Farms, Residential Property Values and Rubber Rulers - This is a summary, there's a link to the full article at the bottom.
This agreement was drafted by attorneys in Illinois. If adopted as a condition of approving a wind energy facility, the agreement would guarantee property value protections. The BRSA will do this when hell freezes over.
Wind Turbine Impact Study - Author: Appraisal Group One
Wind farms are a wonderful source of renewable energy. But have you tried living near one? As Ross Clark reports, they can seriously damage the value of your house
Giant blades are slicing home prices. Wind turbines and Property Value – Real Life Experience http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertyadvice/propertymarket/3336030/Giant-blades-are-slicing-prices.html
Living with the impact of windmills
Email automated response from the FHA regarding wind turbine siting and property appraisals
in the APP: Doubts must be resolved before turbines are built
APP: DEP won't cite Union Beach wind energy project for violations
The Independent: DEP - No violation of BRSA wind turbine permit
APP: DEP says BRSA started work prematurely and violated state law
BRSA seeks more space for turbine blades / Attorney for Union Beach asks for moratorium on project
The Independent: Fight over wind turbine just beginning
Letter to the APP: Residents put at risk by sewerage authority
NJ Residents Oppose Wind Turbine Technology
Union Beach Residents protest sewerage authority's wind turbine - 9/19
A letter to the editor calling for Hazlet, Union Beach and Holmdel to "Recall and Replace the BRSA
Beach fails neighbors over wind turbine...A heartfelt letter to the editor of the Atlantic Highlands
Union Beach Planning Board blows down BRSA plan for subdivision - 12/15/2010.
Cash Flowed to Completed, Under-Way Renewable Energy Projects - NYTimes.com
Two stories on "Soprano State" worthy shenanigans with industrial wind turbines
taking place on a national scale.
Resident fears wind turbine will harm endangered birds
Construction begins for turbine; local residents call for halt
Keyport joins opposition to wind turbine
Three new stories from The Independent/gmnews.com - 9/29
"Hitting the 127 gigawatt number could mean installing 30,000 to 50,000 of
the spinning turbines along the U.S. East Coast." This is truly
frightening. The Atlantic will be lost to us for decades to come, and who will
remove them when they no longer work or are needed? - 9/28
R.I. regulators look into agreement for energy generated by Portsmouth turbine
makes building of wind turbines on land almost impossible in New Jersey - NJ.com
This story was likely a PR placement by the BRSA to try to slow down the momentum on the 2K setback bill.
APP's prelude story to the 11/10 Union Beach Planning Board meeting on the wind turbine
Wisconsin regulators vote to adopt standards allowing local governments to pay residents living near turbines.
Christie's got a Dutch treat for utility customers
Paul Mulshine's story in the August 22nd Star Ledger - A must-read!
bill to support wind energy development | Cape May County Regional
A move to change the NJ license plate slogan from "The Garden State" to "The Turbine State" - I wish I was just kidding.
Ask Governor Christie To Weigh In
Monmouth County Freeholders plan to ask the state to consider a moratorium.
Political group spins wind energy as waste of public funds, failure in the making
Secrecy Letter Reprehensible - After reading this, one has to ask, "Is this happening at the
turbines are fine, but not near residences | APP.com | Asbury Park Press
A letter to the editor by a local resident.
NJ gov signs offshore wind energy bill.
An Ill Wind (power) in New Jersey - Commentary to the above piece.
Freeholders hear presentation on Union Beach wind turbine.
Wind Turbines Are Coming to New York, and Not Just Offshore - Bayonne, NJ too!
University of Delaware hears public's comments on Lewes turbine.
Sea Girt site may house a large wind turbine. The "turbining" of the Jersey Shore is starting!
THE DAY THINGS ERUPTED
AT THE BRSA http://independent.gmnews.com/news/2010-07-29/Front_Page/Meeting_disrupted_over_turbine_issue.html
BRSA suspends public comment after heated exchanges.
Our reply to Robert Fischer's spin in the previous story about the July 19 BRSA meeting. http://independent.gmnews.com/news/2010-08-05/Letters/Attendee_of_BRSA_meeting_has_a_different_view_of_e.html
Freeholders unanimously pass a resolution opposing wind turbine plan.
Freeholders vote to oppose wind turbine | atlanticville.gmnews.com | Atlanticville
Freeholders want study of turbine issues.
N.J. officials say off-shore windmills will cost ratepayers from 5 to 14
billion dollars more over 20 years.
MISTY MOUNTAIN HOP - Robert Plant protests against wind farms along with many other artists.
Democrats Lead Fight against West Virginia Wind Farms - by James Hoare - Environment & Climate News http://www.heartland.org/environmentandclimate-news.org/article/18432/Democrats_Lead_Fight_against_West_Virginia_Wind_Farms.htm
Turbine granted final approval despite opposition.
The Hazlet Environmental Commission (HEC) hosted its first educational community forum about the ecological effects of industrial wind turbines along the New Jersey coastline.
Europe turning against wind farms - people take to
Images Surface In Turbine Collapse - Click on the link on this page to see the
photos. It can and does occur, and it could cripple the BRSA plant if it
BRSA Plans Wind Turbine For Union Beach.pdf
Two River Times
Yacht Club Blog
A Boater's Perspective
HORNER: The wind-energy cover-up - Washington Times
“Spain's policies revealed to be economic and employment disasters.”
Groups urged to eliminate pollution, not windmill | ind.gmnews.com | Independent
A pro-turbine point of view
Wind turbine issue deserves deeper study | ind.gmnews.com | Independent
Response to the above letter to the editor dated March 4th
Commission continues to study wind turbine issue | ind.gmnews.com | Independent
Another response to the March 4 letter in the Independent
Union Beach opposes plan for 380-foot-tall wind turbine
Many Union Beach residents oppose wind turbine
Bayshore groups warn of wind turbine effects
Union Beach wind turbine plan gets DEP approval
Union Beach Wind Turbine Visible from Keyport and Cliffwood Beach?
Contract awarded for wind turbine project