Earth Wind & Fire: Bloomberg Solicits Renewable Energy Ideas
Mayor Bloomberg's looking to harness the power of the earth, sun, and wind to meet our energy needs. He announced in a speech to the 2008 National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas that the City is soliciting firms "with strong track records in producing renewable energy" to send their "best ideas" -- which, he suggested, might include "dramatically increasing rooftop solar power production," "geothermal energy," and "windfarms atop our bridges and skyscrapers."
"I think it would be a thing of beauty," said the Mayor, "if, when Lady Liberty looks out on the horizon, she not only welcomes new immigrants, but lights their way with a torch powered by an ocean windfarm."
Just in case that's not enough, Bloomberg also wants to "increase our capacity of safe and clean nuclear-generated power."
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.