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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Looks to Danish Offshore Windfarms for Inspiration

by , 12/15/09

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2. Context plays a huge role in how people perceive things, and if wind turbine-like structures were introduced as art, the same people who hate on them might welcome them with open arms. Mayor Bloomberg cited the work of Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson as an example. “He would say these are pieces of art,” he explained. “He would do something like this, and we’d all ooh and ahh. And this time it’s something of value to us, in addition to pleasing our minds.”

3. Put simply, the mayor wondered “Would they rather be staring at a coal plant?”

Via NY Times

Wind turbine photos by LIOffshoreWindInitiative.org

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  1. davidwayneosedach December 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Very ambitious! And very state-of-the-art. Bloomberg’s plan to use wind driven in NYC is great. He will set the example for other major cities to follow.

  2. VerdantCasey December 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Bloomberg’s already invested personally in green tech consulting groups, so it’s no surprise he’s ready to move forward with some alternative energy projects for NY. This off-shore wind farm could do great things for the city’s power needs and constant shortages.

    If you’re interested in wind energy, check out http://www.greencollareconomy.com. It has hundreds of case studies on emerging green technology and wind farns. It’s also the largest b2b green directory on the web.

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