Tourism is, a crucial contributor to the L’Anse and the greater Baraga County area economy.
The effect of Wind Turbines on tourism like real estate values is very dependent on the specific location. Will the tourism of a resort town be affected by Turbines on neighboring farmland? Will a lakeside village or town see tourism drop by the installation of off-shore turbines?
The most detailed study to date, funded by the Scottish Government (a wind
proponent) concluded that the annual losses would be from 2% to 6%. Other studies report anywhere from 2% to 25%.
Read this Letter to the Editor for specific local impacts.