Archives for February 2011

Wind Farms are in our Future

With Lansing’s mandate that “renewable energy” be an ever important component of the electrical generation industry, several entities are in line to construct “Wind Farms” that will have an impact on large areas of currently non-residential lands for perhaps one hundred years or more. To call the projects “Wind Farms” may be a misnomer. Indeed, the proposed projects are more akin to large industrial facilities that overlay agricultural lands. Although currently there appear to be little State or local regulation of the growing industry, the probable impact on both property values and the future potential for residential development as well as the “quality of life” of those in the areas affected may spur efforts to apply some regulatory parameters that will protect those persons not necessarily agreeable with what may be happening in their backyard.