Resources

We spent hundreds of hours researching the impact of wind turbines on our community.  Here you will find links to many of those sources.

Websites

Here you will find independent websites that have valuable information on the impact of wind turbines.

WindAction Group

WindActon.org is dedicated to providing information on industrial wind energy, enabling communities and government officials to make informed decisions.

http://www.windaction.org/

National Wind Watch

National Wind Watch is a coalition of groups and individuals working to save rural and wild places from heedless industrial wind energy development.

https://www.wind-watch.org/about.php

Community Groups

We found many other communities opposed to wind turbines for the same reasons we are.  Their websites are great sources of information.

Won't Feel Like Home

“Won't Feel Like Home” is a play on Brown County's moto "Feels Like Home".  This website is focused on the potential impact to communities in Brown and surrounding areas.  This website contains very relevant information on our area..

http://www.wontfeellikehome.com/

Devil's River Conservancy

Devil's River Conservancy is a Val Verde county group dedicated to protecting the natural and scenic treasures of their county.  Their “Don't Blow It” campaign is focused on stopping wind development in their county.

https://dontblowittexas.org/

Clay County Against Wind Farms

Clay County Texas is fighting wind in their community.  This website details their fight and progress. 



http://www.indianawindwatch.org/

Indiana Wind Watch

Wind turbine opposition is a national, even global, effort that is gaining momentum. This website is an Indiana-focused group that is fighting wind turbines across its state.


http://www.indianawindwatch.org/

Save our Scenic Hill Country Environment

“Save our Scenic Hill Country Environment” is a website dedicated to the fight against wind in Gillespie County, Texas. 


http://www.soshillcountry.org/about.html

Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy

This is a Wisconsin county fighting wind turbines in their community.   This group and its members have been outspoken on their experience with wind farms in their state.

 http://www.bccrwe.com/

Articles and News

Much written about wind energy's negative effects on our communities. Here we are providing links to some of this information.

In The Shadows of Wind Farms

This article, written by Emily Le Coz and Lucille Sherman for Gatehouse News, chronicles the impact of wind farms on families in Michigan.  From losing homes, to failing health, to not seeing the promised benefits, this article is about real people and real impacts of wind turbines.


http://gatehousenews.com/windfarms/home/

Money for Nothing - Chapter 313 Abatements 


This article written by Stanely Greer for the Texas Public Policy Foundation details the negative impacts of tax abatements and how wind energy has taken advantage of taxpayers.

https://files.texaspolicy.com/uploads/2018/11/16091653/Money-for-Nothing.pdf

Paying the Price for Renewables

This article explains how Georgetown, Texas, in it quest for the moniker of "100% Renewable", actually has over-contracted for energy.  The impact is a $30M bill for its residents.  This results in an additional $1,200 for each utility customer per year. 

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/texas-towns-environmental-narcissism-makes-al-gore-happy-while-sticking-its-citizens-with-the-bill

Federal Renewable Energy Subsidies Reduce Reliability...

This article, written by Cutter Gonzalez for The Hill, details how Federal Renewable Energy Subsidies negatively affect our energy grids’ reliability and hinder our free market system for energy.

https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/414434-federal-renewable-energy-subsidies-reduce-reli...

The Impact of Wind Turbines on Market Value of Texas Rural Land

This study was conducted by Certified Appraiser Derry T. Gardner for the South Texas Plains Agriculture Wind and Wildlife Conference.   This is startling look at how land is devalued not only where a turbine is located but also for some distance from turbines.

https://docs.wind-watch.org/gardner_wind-property-values_2_13_09.pdf

Do Wind Farms Lower Property Values? 


This article written, by Jude Clemente and published in Forbes, explores the negative impact on land valuation from wind farms.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/2015/09/23/do-wind-turbines-lower-property-values/?fbclid=...

Videos and Other Media

Some of the most powerful accounts of the impact of wind energy on people and our communities come from the people who live with them.

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