Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 Environment

Empire State Building to Buy 100 Percent Wind-Generated Power


The tallest building of the Big Apple, Empire State Building, is about to break some green records.

Currently the building is being renovated. In order to fulfill all of its electricity needs the building authorities will acquire wind power from Green Mountain Energy Company, a firm based in Texas.

The multi-million-dollar contract includes the provision of 55 million kilowatt hours of green power each year. Thus, the authorities will be able to prevent about 100 million ponds of CO2 each year.

For comparison, such cut in carbon dioxide emissions could be obtained if almost all houses in New York state would turn off their lights for a whole week, reports USA Today.

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