Monday, July 7, 2008

NYC to invest $2.3 billion reducing greenhouse gases

From Reuters:
New York City will spend $2.3 billion to slice greenhouse gases put out by municipal buildings and operations to cut this pollution by 30 percent in 2017, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Monday.

Most of the reductions, 57 percent of the total, will be achieved by upgrading city buildings with improved heating, cooling and ventilation systems, the mayor said in a statement.

Firehouses, police precincts, offices, court houses and sanitation garages will also get lots of repairs, from leaky pipes to inefficient pumps, and wasteful systems will be corrected....MORE