Letter: Follow Denmark’s lead regarding windI would like to address the issue of “loss of value to real property due to the erection of wind turbines.”
By: Rochelle Nygaard, Goodhue, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
I would like to address the issue of “loss of value to real property due to the erection of wind turbines.”
In Goodhue County several wind farms are proposed. No one has address what will be done when property values are lost.
It is insisted that there will be no lost value, and a wait-and-see approach seems to be the attitude. This is unacceptable.
People’s lives are tied to their property value. One’s assets are considered whenever dealing with banks and insurance and retirement.
Denmark, the leader in the wind farm industry, has a system of financial compensation when their homes lose value due to intrusive wind farms in the neighborhood.
The mere fact that they have this system of compensation means they admit that property values are lost.
If we in the United States are to continue to be forced to accept the wind farms in our midst then it would be reasonable to expect like compensation.
If you really believe that values won’t decline, guarantee that fact in writing.
In every community where wind turbines have been erected there are complaints and they are ignored.
Locals in all of those communities are well aware of lost property values.
This situation cannot continue to be ignored. Put the money where your mouth is.
It is not unreasonable to expect half-mile or more setbacks from non-participating landowners’ property lines to help minimize the lost value.
I have only addressed one of the problems of wind farms. The list goes on and on.
Beginning with the abuse of the renewable mandates intent to provide real carbon emissions relief.