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Wind Farms Could Provide Energey to NYC

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Large, strategically placed offshore wind farms could some day meet up to a third of the city's electricity needs. According to the city's economic development officials.

REPORTER: The EDC just issued an invitation to energy companies to propose bold projects for renewable power. Speaking on the Brian Lehrer Show, the EDC's Jim Gallagher says the submissions are coming in.

GALLAGHER: We are being approached already by a number of firms that are interested in projects 20, 30 miles off the coast of the city.

REPORTER: Gallagher says with enough windmills in the deep waters between New Jersey and Long Island, it might be possible to generate three to four thousand megawatts of electricity.

The US Department of the Interior, not New York City, would have jurisdiction over those waters.

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