Big Green Apple: Mayor says answer to energy needs is blowin' in wind
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF
LAS VEGAS - Windmills atop the Brooklyn Bridge. Green power in Fresh Kills. The
Statue of Liberty's torch powered by an ocean windfarm.
That's the vision for a green revolution Mayor Bloomberg laid out in a speech at the National Clean Energy Summit on Tuesday night.
"Perhaps companies will want to put wind turbines atop bridges and skyscrapers, or use the enormous potential of powerful off-shore winds miles out off the Atlantic Coast, where turbines could generate roughly twice the energy," Bloomberg told the summit.
"We don't generate a lot of electricity in New York City," he said. "But we can work on using less. And in New York, we're determined to do what no other city has ever attempted, and that is to keep our energy usage at or near its current level even as our population grows.