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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

Windmills (Fred Tanneau/Getty Images)

Residents Plan To File Suit After San Leandro City Council Approves Windmill

Halus, 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.

04/02/2013

solar panels

Watchdog Group Issues Warning Over California Clean Energy Plan

A 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.

12/04/2012

Solar Panels (AP)

California Legislature Drops Surcharge For Energy Research

Lawmakers 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.

09/12/2011

Wind generators (AP)

Google To Spend $55 Million On California Wind Farm

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.

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

Waves at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. (AP)

PG&E Abandons Plans To Develop Wave Power Along California Coast

Pacific Gas and Electric has given up on research to harness the power of ocean waves to generate electricity.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2011

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California Sets Nation’s Highest Renewable Power Goals

Gov. 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.

CBS San Francisco–04/12/2011

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