Windmills Planned for New York Skyscrapers and Bridges

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to install windmills on some of the city's skyscrapers and bridges.
August 22, 2008, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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"The mayor's "windmill power plan" is the boldest environmental proposal yet from the billionaire independent, who has been trying to make energy efficiency a legacy of his administration."

"Speaking at a major conference on alternative energy Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Bloomberg proposed putting windmills on top of city bridges, and skyscrapers, and turbines in the Hudson and East Rivers."

"In terms of offshore locations, aides to the mayor told CBS 2's Magee Hickey, the city is looking at the generally windy coast off of Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island for the turbines, which could provide 10 percent of the city's electricity in just 10 years."

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Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 in WCBS New York
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