Big California wind farm wrestles with bird deaths

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California’s push to add more renewable electricity to the state’s power grid is pressuring wind power developers to reduce the number of birds killed each year at one of the biggest wind farms in the United States. fpl_logo.gifWind companies like FPL Group Inc (FPL) , wildlife groups and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are trying to agree on ways to lower the risk for birds flying into big spinning turbine blades at the 584-megawatt Altamont Pass wind center in rolling hills about 50 miles east of San Francisco. [ more ]