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September 26 2016 0comment(s)

The Case for VT Wind Power

Posted by Wind Works VT In Future, Renewables

There has been quite a bit of talk recently about wind power and the role it should play in Vermont’s energy future. A healthy public discourse is beneficial when it comes to any public policy debate and it is critical the debate remain grounded in facts and science. Facts matter and the fact is that wind power is critical to our fight against climate change and our state’s commitment to reach 90 percent renewable by 2050.

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September 20 2016 0comment(s)

Property Values and Vt Wind Projects

Posted by Wind Works VT In Renewables

Opponents of wind power frequently claim that wind projects reduce property values. As with all the other claims put forward by opponents, it's important to look at the actual data. Numerous studies have shown that wind power does not affect property values long-term. An analysis released in 2013 by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities across nine U.S. States and did not uncover any impact to nearby home property values.

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