25 Apr '11, 6pm

NYC Sustainability Plan Puts 50MW of Solar on Old Landfills

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg released the first update to PlaNYC, NYC's ambitious sustainablity program, which will "prepare the city for one million more residents, strengthen our economy, combat climate change, and enhance the quality of life for all New Yorkers." The latest plan includes a proposal to create 50 MW of utility-scale solar on decommissioned NYC landfills - it would generate power for 50,000 homes. It also transitions to cleaner heating fuels, and creates a revolving fund to increase the energy efficiency of NYC's buildings - the greatest source of the city's greenhouse gas emissions and soot.

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