NOVEMBER 2008

Wind turbines permitted in San Francisco

On July, 25, 2008, San Francisco’s Building and Planning Department finalized an over-the-counter permitting process for residential and commercial wind turbines. This step makes San Francisco one of the first bay area cities to have a wind turbine permit plan in place.

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom is a very enthusiastic supporter. He announced to reporters that he is “creating a residential wind working group, tasked with figuring out how to revamp the city’s zoning and building codes to allow wind turbines on private lots.”