Letter from AIM Powergen’s Port Burwell Project

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 I need to relocate and find a new job, but I can’t sell my property…Because of these wind turbines surrounding my house, nobody is even interested in looking at my property…Why is Aim Power Generation reaping in these profits while I am approaching bankruptcy?

 

To Whom It May Concern:

More people should be concerned with property value associated with industrial wind turbines adjacent to their homes. Should their health become an issue and they can’t live near turbines anymore, who is going to buy their property?

From Green Backlash: The Wind Turbine Controversy :

As the nation rushes to add renewable energy to its power portfolio, a growing chorus of homeowners and others are expressing concerns about how industrial wind projects are affecting health, safety, lifestyle and property values.

According to Michael McCann of McCann Appraisals LLC in Chicago, Ill., “Turbines are large-scale industrial machines/projects, which surround homes, unlike any other large-scale projects. I have never seen a situation akin to wind farms where an industrial zoning ‘overlay’ encompasses and surrounds existing homes. No other industrial, retail or other type of large-scale project gets approved without first buying out the existing residences rather than surrounding them. A home is the biggest investment most people have in their life and deserves value protection from a dominating land use, which generates profits for the developers and is claimed to be for the public good. It would seem that most wind energy companies are unwilling to compensate people fairly for value loss…nor buy them out.”

According to the GWEC, “the global wind market for turbine installations in 2008 was worth $47.5 billion.” That works out to about $1.76 million per megawatt installed (http://wwwWind Energy Stocks .greenchipstocks.com/report/wind-energy-stocks/397).

At an average cost of $1.76 million per megawatt, you’re looking at a $219.9 billion market-in just the next five years.

I am laid off until February 2010 and I can’t afford the mortgage & tax payments…

I need to relocate and find a new job, but I can’t sell my property…

Because of these wind turbines surrounding my house, nobody is even interested in looking at my property…

Why is Aim Power Generation reaping in these profits while I am approaching bankruptcy?

Aim Power Generation should be buying me out…

I need this to happen before I lose my house!

Kay Armstrong, Port Burwell