MSN recently had an article by Brian O’Connell, who mostly writes for MainStreet. In it he listed 7 things that can drive the price of your home (or rental rates) down. While the first thing he mentioned wasn’t wind turbines, it was pretty close – power plants. He related that a study out of UC Berkeley found that living within 2 miles of a power plant decreased its value by 4 to 7 %. And sometimes power plants aren’t nearly as bad as wind turbines.