28 Feb '15, 12am

Eiffel Tower’s wind turbines prove even historic landmarks can go green via @grist

In the last year, Paris lawmakers have been seeking ways to green up their city. First, Mayor Anne Hidalgo pushed legislation to ban cars from the city’s downtown district. Now, the Eiffel Tower is trying to do its part, too. The 125-year-old monument had two wind turbines retrofitted to its beams earlier this week, thanks to the New York-based, green energy solution firm Urban Green Energy . The turbines are visible from afar, but they were designed to be silent. But more importantly: Are the turbines even generating that much energy? Not really, says Quartz : The 10,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity they’ll produce each year is about enough to self-sustain the commercial section on the tower’s first floor, but not much else. The project, really, is about visibility. If one of the most famous monuments in the world — worth roughly €435 billion ($489 billion) to the French...

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