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        Wind Turbines Help Supply Oakland's Energy Needs | Earth's Resources

        Interstate 580 near rows of wind turbines at the Altamont Pass wind farm May 16, 2007 in Livermore, California. In May 2007, Oakland currently led 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 being drawn from one of the worlds largest wind farms along the Altamont Pass near Livermore, California. The wind farm spans measured 78 square miles with over 5,400 wind turbines capable of powering up to 180,000 homes.

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