By Lu Nelson, Guest Opinion, Lincoln Journal Star
The way we use and generate electricity continues to change at a rapid pace. Just as we have more devices that rely on ready access to energy, we’ve also shifted to cleaner and renewable resources to deliver that energy. Renewable energy generation like wind does more than produce clean energy. It creates several other benefits for the communities where projects are located.
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Lu Nelson is a Center for Rural Affairs Policy Associate, Lyons, Nebraska.
The Grand Island Independent, Opinion written by Lu Nelson,
Policy Associate at the Center for Rural Affairs
In many public forums across Nebraska, local residents have expressed concerns related to proposed wind energy projects in their communities. A consistent worry is the effect wind farms would have on neighboring property values.
In response to these concerns, the Center for Rural Affairs prepared a fact sheet that reviews findings of studies conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory — as well as the Universities of Rhode Island and Connecticut — which analyze factors influencing property values prior to the announcement of a project, after the announcement, before construction and post-construction. Read more here.
The fact sheet may be found here.