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Study Reveals Wind Projects Have No Impact On Property Values

December 02, 2009

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement by AWEA CEO Denise Bode following the release of a study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory concluding that proximity to wind energy facilities does not have a pervasive or widespread adverse effect on the property values of nearby homes:

“The conclusions of this study could not be more definitive—wind farms do not weaken property values. These important research findings offer good news for those communities that might be considering the location of wind farms nearby. Wind energy has multiple benefits: it creates jobs, reduces greenhouse gases, and delivers direct economic benefits to rural communities. Now we can also say that wind energy has no impact on property values.”

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Shawna Seldon

American Wind Energy Association