Winds of Change off the Long Island Shore?
Despite the grim picture, Mayor Bloomberg feels confident that the winds of change will blow – literally. With the help of his sustainability director, Rohit Aggarwala, Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hard for the world's largest offshore wind power complex to be built off the Rockaways – a project that would generate 700 megawatts of energy and cost the city as much as $3 billion.
"It's a lot better than buying foreign oil," he told The New York Times, while on a visit this week to the world's current record-holder: the 209 megawatt-generating wind farm outside Esbjerg, Denmark. "It gives you a feeling for what it will be, I hope, off the Long Island Shore," he said, surveying its 91 spinning turbines.