Gallery: Updates to Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC Call For Solar Plants on L...

Today Mayor Bloomberg presented the first four-year update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York, assessing the program’s progress since its inception. PlaNYC has initiated a groundbreaking new direction for the City’s future, based on environmental sustainability, and promoting a greener NYC. Highlights of the new updates include plans to put solar plants on top of capped landfills and phasing out the use of dirty heating oils by many of the city’s buildings. The updates to PlaNYC are the result of a year long initiative that began last Earth Day. The city held dozens of public meetings and worked with various groups to gather new ideas and suggestions for how the plan could better help New Yorkers. Today’s update outlined 132 initiatives and more than 400 specific milestones that the city hopes to achieve by December 31, 2013. The Mayor is required to review and update the plan every four years.

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