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Bloomberg Plans to Turn Old NYC Landfills into Solar Power Plants

26/04/2011
New York Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg.

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Mayor Bloomberg has outlined some new additions to his PlaNYC, which aims to cut New York City’s emissions by 30 percent by 2030. One of the major new projects will be the building of solar power plants on old landfill sites.

New York City has about 3,000 acres of shuttered landfills and through this plan 250 of those will be outfitted with solar power. Once those plants come online, they’ll have a capacity of 50 MW, enough to power 50,000 homes.

The revised PlaNYC also includes a gradual cessation of the use of #4 and #6 heating oils. The dirty oils produce more soot than all of the cars and trucks in the city combined. The city will help building owners and neighborhoods transition to cleaner heating, with #6 being phased out by 2015 and #4 by 2030.

Another big goal of the plan is to create the New York City Energy Efficiency Corp with $37 million of federal stimulus money. The corporation’s main purpose will be provide financing to property owners for renewable energy installations and efficiency improvements.

via Crain’s and Gothamist

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