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.
A 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 is investing $75 million in an Iowa wind farm as part of its effort to encourage development of cleaner energy sources.
The 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.