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Originally Posted by Slave One View Post
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...
Misleading article too.

It is based on Empire state building owners buying the power that these wind turbines will generate and put into the grid. It doesn't sound like the ESB will get any power from the wind turbines like the article suggests.
    
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http://content.usatoday.com/communit...power/1?csp=34



Not too shabby New York.

Too bad Chicago's Sears Tower beat you to it
You mean Chicago's Willis Tower, right?
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post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by Slave One View Post
This thread title is misleading...
Oh whoops, my bad.

I was looking at a few articles about it and that happened to be one of the titles on one of them.
My mistake
post #24 of 33
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Don't forget the greatest motivator of "going green".... saving money.
Which in my opinion is how "green" should always be marketed to companies. Prove they will save money and any smart CEO will do it.
    
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Turn them into delicious meats! Nom nom nom!



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.
Incorrect. H2O increases temperature. CO2 has no effect on temperature.

And I mentioned benzene because that is where the majority of the energy source. Just because you have carbon papers and all that money-making gimmicks doesnt change the fact that the energy used is NOT green. Not to mention, what IS green considering CO2 is definitely NOT the contributing factor.

And the reaction of benzene creates more gaseous H2O.
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Looks like they're buying the electricity, not putting any kind of wind power generators on the building



Taken from Green Mountain Energies website


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.

-Wes
Misread it. My bad.

As for how it happens, I'm not sure. I don't know if ConEd or whoever supplies their electric lets them negotiate their own power price/source to be switched onto the grid. I worked at a power corp here for 2.5 years, and I never heard of that happening.
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post #27 of 33
'Global Warming'



post #28 of 33
What they need to do is install solar panels along the side of the building "between" the windows also... I bet there is quite a bit of area on the side of that building that has sun light.
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post #29 of 33
COol.
Of all the skyscrapers in the World I still reckon ESB is my favourite.
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COol.
Of all the skyscrapers in the World I still reckon ESB is my favourite.
It's the 8th wonder of the world for a reason man .
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