50 Photos - Aug 30, 2014
Photo: Photo: BYRON, CA - MAY 16:  Rows of wind turbines are seen at the Altamont Pass wind farm May 16, 2007 in Byron, California. According to the online resource SustainLane Government, Oakland, California is well on its way to meeting a California mandate that calls for 20 percent of elctricity purchases to come from renewable sources by the year 2020. Oakland currently leads the nation in green energy by drawing 17% of its electrical power from renewable sources such as solar, geothermal and wind turbines. Much of Oakland's electricty comes from one of the worlds largest wind farms along the Altamont Pass near Livermore, Califonia. The wind farm spans over 78 square miles with over 5,400 wind turbines capable of powering up to 180,000 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: SAMSUNG DIGIMAX 360Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: