16 Jun '11, 6pm

Solar Could Power Two-Thirds of NYC; The NY State Solar Jobs Bill Can Get Us There

Solar Could Power Two-Thirds of NYC; The NY State Solar Jobs Bill Can Get Us There

New York has the potential to become a solar powerhouse. A new mapping tool released released today by the Sustainable CUNY (City University of New York) program shows that nearly two-thirds of the City's power could be generated from capturing the sun's rays in the summer. But a critical element remains absent in reaching this awesome potential: long-term solar policy that shows New York is committed to a solar energy future. The New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011 will get New York on track to reach its solar potential while adding over 40,000 new jobs to the state with over $50 billion in new economic investment. But its our next generation, the "Solar Generation" -- some of them pictured in the winning entries of our Times Square photo contest, who will benefit the most. The New York City Solar Map The NYC Solar Map tool is a living manifest of what can be achieved by a la...

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