Frequently Asked Questions
We do our best to provide clear, unbiased, and reputable information to back-up our projects. If you'd like to do your own research, be a critical consumer of information. Here are some tips we use to try to find reliable sources ourselves that you may wish to use.
Find Peer-Reviewed Articles
A thoroughly-reviewed article published in a scientific or economic journal is almost always more reliable than information on blogs and social media.
Follow the funding
Even among peer-reviewed studies, it's always important to be conscious of where funding for a publication is coming from.
As you research, try to approach literature with an open mind. It can be helpful to remind yourselves of both the biases of others, and those you may hold yourself.
In August of 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published a study regarding wind turbines and home values. Researchers “analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27 counties across nine U.S. states, yet were unable to uncover any impacts to nearby home property values.” You can find this study by following the link below.
According to an American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) study, American wind power saves consumers money. Adding wind energy to the generation mix reduces electricity prices, helps protect against future price shocks, and makes the energy market more competitive. To learn more, read the AWEA study yourself at the link below.
The Canisteo project will serve as a source of dependable, steady income to supplement farmers' and ranchers' hard-earned money. The turbines typically use less than an acre of land. Our projects help preserve and protect the American traditions of ranching and the hard-working folks that put food on our plates. Additionally, land used for wind power generation can be multi-use. Wind projects like Canisteo often have ranching and farming operations on the same land that the turbines are located.
According to a Maine CDC study, wind turbines produce very low noise levels, comparable to a typical living room or quiet, air-conditioned office. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reported that “No clear or consistent association is seen between noise from wind turbines and any reported disease or other indicator of harm to human health.” Both studies can be found at the links below.
Numerous studies have shown that wind turbines do not have a negative impact on human health. Below, two different studies are linked for more detailed information.
Eminent domain will not be used. We work hard to develop relationships with local land owners and ensure that our projects are built in a way that respects the wishes of property owners in the area. The Canisteo project will be constructed on land for which we have executed private leases and easement agreements.
Details about the NYS Article 10 application process can be found on the Siting Board website at the link below.