Turbines

Wind turbines near the Altamont Pass. (CBS)

Permits Extended For Older Altamont Pass Wind Turbines; Environmentalists Say Over 1,500 Birds Could Die

Alameda County Supervisors approved an extension for permits for older model wind turbines on the Altamont Pass that environmentalists say could cause more bird deaths.

03/24/2015

A windmill at the Shiloh Wind Farm. (California Senate)

Solano County Wind Farm Receives First-Of-Its-Kind Permit To Allow Eagle Deaths

A Solano County wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.

06/26/2014

Bird-Friendly Wind Turbines

New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont Pass

Each year, thousands of birds die each year because they fly into wind turbines on the Altamont Pass east of Livermore. New technology could help reduce the number of bird deaths.

05/23/2014

Bay Area Water Provider Wants To Get Into The Renewable Energy Business

The East Bay Municipal Utility District is ready to get into the power business. In fact, the utility hopes to become so energy-efficient in 2011 that it can sell power back to the main grid.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/04/2011