City Aims to Turn Fresh Kills Into Wind, Solar Farm

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The city announced Tuesday it hopes to top the former Fresh Kills landfill site on Staten Island with power-generating windmills or solar panels.

The Bloomberg administration’s plan, revealed Tuesday during a Crain's New York Business breakfast in Manhattan, would cover up to 75 acres of capped landfill with the latest in renewable energy technology.

Officials believe the installation could meet energy demand for 6,000 homes, effectively doubling the city's renewable power capacity. But 20 megawatts is a tiny amount compared with peak summer electricity demand in New York City, which topped 13,000 megawatts last year.

The city is asking private developers to submit their specific proposals for a renewable energy farm by February 2013.

For decades, the Fresh Kills area of Staten Island was the recipient of other New Yorkers' garbage. It was closed in 2001.

Fresh Kills Renewable RFP Cover and Document FINAL


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Comments [4]


The concentrated stupidity that wind turbines represent is difficult to measure.

Wait let's look at the existing installations to see how they doing, oh wait, THAT badly?

Seriously we'd be better of spending the money on strippers and booze. At least they don't deface the the countryside.

Mar. 21 2012 05:02 PM
stuart beller from albany ny

renewable energy is the way to go...... what is renewable / human energy worth? see ( the summery. its only1.1/2 pgs thx jeff beller 845-313-8888

Mar. 21 2012 12:55 PM
john from office

LMBO, I thought that was a myth??

Mar. 20 2012 02:50 PM
LMBO from Arkansas

too bad they kill flying animals..

Mar. 20 2012 02:31 PM

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