Bloomberg's own windy city.

Author:Scheer, Roddy
Position:THIS WEEK - On Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to tap wind energy in New York City

What's next on NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's march to green Gotham? Wind power, of course. The second term Republican mayor hinted at an ambitious strategy to make New York City a national leader in the development of wind energy at a recent alternative energy conference in Las Vegas. He said he plans to approach private companies and investors to study how wind turbines small and large can contribute significantly to reducing the city's carbon footprint with homegrown, renewable wind energy. "In New York, we don't think of alternative power as something that we just import from other parts of the nation," he said.


Meanwhile, New York City also issued a formal request for proposals to companies across the country that can help build wind, solar and water-based energy sources in the city. "We want their best ideas for creating both small-and large-scale projects serving New Yorkers," said Bloomberg.

Environmentalists are quick to point out that just because Bloomberg wants something to happen doesn't necessarily mean it will happen. Case in point: the Mayor made a big...

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