Solar, Wind Power Reaching Tipping Point In U.S., Driving Fossil Fuel Prices HigherEnergy producers are faced with higher coal and gas costs while wind and solar look more appealing.
New Design May Reduce Bird Deaths In Wind Turbines On Altamont PassEach 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.
Residents Plan To File Suit After San Leandro City Council Approves WindmillHalus, a company that installs refurbished windmills for the purpose of generating electricity, has proposed erecting a 100 ft. tall windmill roughly 500 ft. from the boundary of Heron Bay.
Watchdog Group Issues Warning Over California Clean Energy PlanA California watchdog group says the state’s clean energy strategy will saddle ratepayers with soaring utility bills unless officials act soon to organize state energy agencies.
California Legislature Drops Surcharge For Energy ResearchLawmakers failed to renew a statewide utility surcharge before the end of their session, dealing a blow to Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to promote alternative energy.
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.
PG&E Abandons Plans To Develop Wave Power Along California CoastPacific Gas and Electric has given up on research to harness the power of ocean waves to generate electricity.
California Sets Nation's Highest Renewable Power GoalsGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring California utilities to get one-third of their power from renewable sources, giving the state the most aggressive alternative energy mandate in the U.S.