Monday, November 08, 2004

Do wind farms drive down property values?

A survey of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Great Britain concludes that property values decline during the planning process for wind farms and recover after the farm has been up and running for two years. The organization says that "[t]his suggests that wind farms become more accepted as communities grow used to them."

A separate story in The Guardian reports that a Greenpeace survey shows 69 percent of all Britons support the development of wind farms in their localities.

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