It’s all about rooftops in this round-up of the latest clean tech and sustainability news that impacts New York City:
- Hertz Plans Solar-Power Projects at JFK, Newark Airports (Bloomberg Businessweek): The projects are part of a larger initiative at locations nationwide.
- NYSERDA Emerges as Leading State Small Wind Power Incentive Program (REVE): One of the program’s challenges is that half its funding comes from NYC ratepayers, so there is pressure to finance projects in the Big Apple.
- In Rooftop Farming, New York City Emerges as a Leader (The New York Times): Commercial agriculture on roofs is a boon to both the city and its residents.
- Take a Look at this Gorgeous, Interactive Map of NYC’s Green Data (The Next Web): One of the results of the city’s Reinvent Green Hackathon earlier this month.
- NYC Energy Codes & Compliance: Just Another Way for the City to Make Money? (RenewableEnergyWorld.com): Perhaps, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
- Tiny Rooftop Turbine Could Make Urban Wind Farms a Reality (Gizmodo): Though only a prototype, the turbine has obvious benefits for NYC.