Wind Farms Spacing Out Turbines To Better Accommodate Birds; Reduce Death RatesThe wind farm on Altamont Pass is one of the deadliest locations in the Bay Area for eagles, hawks and other birds to fly, but is slowly becoming a safer place because companies are restructuring.
Permits Extended For Older Altamont Pass Wind Turbines; Environmentalists Say Over 1,500 Birds Could DieAlameda County Supervisors approved an extension for permits for older model wind turbines on the Altamont Pass that environmentalists say could cause more bird deaths.
Bay Area Wind Farm Exempted From Prosecution If Eagles Die From Turning BladesA California 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.
Google Investing $75M In Iowa Wind FarmGoogle is investing $75 million in an Iowa wind farm as part of its effort to encourage development of cleaner energy sources.
Google To Spend $55 Million On California Wind FarmThe Mountain View-based Internet search giant is partnering with Citigroup Inc. to help finance the Alta Wind Energy Center wind farm in California’s Tehachapi Mountains.