With the extreme summer heat keeping everyone’s AC turned up high, renewable energy sources are looking pretty good right now. Here’s some of the progress NYC has made recently (and how far we still need to go):
- Hilton NYC Adds Big Green Roof, Cogeneration (EarthTechling): The city’s largest hotel installed a 16,000-square-foot green roof and a cogeneration system that will provide about 50 percent of it’s electricity needs and over 40 percent of the steam for heat and hot water.
- Offshore Wind Energy Developers Focus on Northeast U.S. Shores (AOL Energy): Why the New York City metropolitan area is an ideal place for major offshore wind projects.
- What About Clean Energy? (MetroFocus): NYC is home to a tech start-up boom and holds enormous potential for renewable energy. Now if only we could combing the two.
- New York City vs Heiden – A Solar City Comparison (Clean Technica): The Big Apple loses big time in a solar competition with a small town in Germany.