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post #11 of 33
LOL, it's the same electricity going to the building. Just a different name on the bill. Please learn how the power grid works.
post #12 of 33
Nice find. I wish this happened in more cities...
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LOL, it's the same electricity going to the building. Just a different name on the bill. Please learn how the power grid works.
If they put their own wind units on the building to make all the power they need, they can disconnect from the grid.

On the other hand, they can have the wind generators on at night and making power for the grid and selling it back to the local commercial power supplier (CoEd still?).

I think it's great. They need to do more of this in cities with high-rise towers.
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post #14 of 33
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If they put their own wind units on the building to make all the power they need, they can disconnect from the grid.

On the other hand, they can have the wind generators on at night and making power for the grid and selling it back to the local commercial power supplier (CoEd still?).

I think it's great. They need to do more of this in cities with high-rise towers.
Looks like they're buying the electricity, not putting any kind of wind power generators on the building

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The building, the world's tallest for four decades and still the tallest in New York City, will buy 100% wind power from Texas-based Green Mountain Energy Company.
Taken from Green Mountain Energies website
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The renewable energy to supply the Empire State Building will be purchased in the form of wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from NRG Energy, Green Mountain’s parent company. Purchasing these RECs is a widely accepted way to address the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity consumption. Purchasing RECs in the same quantity as the Empire State Building‘s electricity consumption ensures that the amount of energy used by the building is added to the U.S. power grid from renewable sources and supports the further development of these projects
So technically, it is the same power they've always used but somehow that same amount of power gets added back into the grid somewhere else from a green source. I honestly have no understanding on how that works.

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Except the problem isnt CO2... god this money-making sham is horrid. Address the real problems of gaseous H2O and benzene and all our additives!! Politicians and their 'science'.
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post #16 of 33
Very impressive and a great advancement for mankind in using alternative energy.
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Now if only we could make cows stop producing, co2.
Turn them into delicious meats! Nom nom nom!

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Except the problem isnt CO2... god this money-making sham is horrid. Address the real problems of gaseous H2O and benzene and all our additives!! Politicians and their 'science'.
Except recently the H2O in the atmosphere had an opposite effect to what was expected (Lower atmosphere I believe rather than upper. Or something Like that.). The science on this is still too far behind to really be overly specific. Benzene really has no effect on the atmosphere or to people through the air if you aren't huffing detergent or going mouth first on a car's exhaust pipe since it breaks down in a couple days when in the air. Then again I don't think the Empire State Building was producing much benzene and H2O contamination.
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I wonder how cost effective it is.
At first probably not at all... But it will pay off over the years
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post #19 of 33
This thread title is misleading...

My first thought was that they were actually going to mount wind turbines on top of the Empire State building...
    
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This is why you aren't allowed to use your own title. Fixed.
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