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What can Mayor Bloomberg do to help reduce NYC carbon emissions?


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Mayor Bloomsburg can help reduce carbon emissions in NYC by regulating the fuels that mostly contributes to greenhouse gages.

 

New York City mayor Bloomsberg announced that “thousands of buildings in New York will be forced to install energy-efficient light bulbs, low-flow faucets and other energy-saving devices to reduce the city's carbon emissions by 5%,” It seems as though the mayor wants to tackle the energy crises at a time when his about to be reelected for a third term. Perhaps the Mayor can consider these options as a mean to reduce the city’s carbon emissions.

 

After all, as industrialize nations, it is the leaders of the world who can help shape the direction that our future generation takes into reducing greenhouse gases. Yes there are other energy saving devices that can help us reduced the carbon emission in our city. As a mater of fact heat - timer is one of the leading manufactures that have help building owners save in their energy bills. They market products such as automatic controls which are digi - spams and heat monitoring controls like the MPC Platinum. These devices are used to control the on and off cycle of steam and hot water heating systems.

 

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he can also make the (MTA) lower prices so less people drive.

 

just a thought :cool:

 

He can't, unfortunately, since (MTA) is state-run.

 

He could lobby for congestion pricing again, to achieve the same. Or bridge tolls. But those bozos up north won't allow it...

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He can't, unfortunately, since (MTA) is state-run.

 

He could lobby for congestion pricing again, to achieve the same. Or bridge tolls. But those bozos up north won't allow it...

Any additional tolling would prompt many motorists (especially from Queens and Long Island) to lobby against it. And many legislators side with them, that's one of the reasons why the congestion pricing plan got beaten down last year.

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Any additional tolling would prompt many motorists (especially from Queens and Long Island) to lobby against it. And many legislators side with them, that's one of the reasons why the congestion pricing plan got beaten down last year.

 

Screw mass transit, keep those people driving! Yeah...

 

Obviously cars are more polluting than the subway and buses, plus traffic... I think it's time for drivers to make concessions to mass transit, whether good for the environment or not.

 

Back on topic...

 

Solar panels or wind turbines on buildings could work (is it possible to take buildings entirely off-grid with this?)

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Screw mass transit, keep those people driving! Yeah...

 

Obviously cars are more polluting than the subway and buses, plus traffic... I think it's time for drivers to make concessions to mass transit, whether good for the environment or not.

 

Back on topic...

 

Solar panels or wind turbines on buildings could work (is it possible to take buildings entirely off-grid with this?)

Having solar panels would be a profound idea, however it would cost some bucks.

 

Bloomberg could get some volunteers to plant more trees around the city. I know there is such a programme taking place, however I would, personally, love to see more green around the city.

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Put solar panels on buildings, both solar electric and solar thermal. Some wind turbines too wherever they can fit, imagine how much juice on those windy days! :eek:

 

Also those new sensor escalators would be cool to see everywhere vs a select few locations.

 

Tidal turbines in east river, river flow turbines in possible locations in hudson river.

 

Reflective coatings on all building roofs to reduce heat island effect, in turn would need less of everything to cool buildings. Re-use waste water to flush toilets, and collect rainwater to do this also.

 

Have SIF run on biodiesel.

 

As for (MTA), they could go biodiesel. Solar panels on roof of rolling stock & station canopy & on buildings.

 

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Put solar panels on buildings, both solar electric and solar thermal. Some wind turbines too wherever they can fit, imagine how much juice on those windy days! :eek:

 

Also those new sensor escalators would be cool to see everywhere vs a select few locations.

 

Tidal turbines in east river, river flow turbines in possible locations in hudson river.

 

Reflective coatings on all building roofs to reduce heat island effect, in turn would need less of everything to cool buildings. Re-use waste water to flush toilets, and collect rainwater to do this also.

 

Have SIF run on biodiesel.

 

As for (MTA), they could go biodiesel. Solar panels on roof of rolling stock & station canopy & on buildings.

 

- A

You know, it would be cool to create a hydroelectric power source along the river (the tidal turbine thing). The city could have doctored the waterfall set up last year and turn it for some hydroelectric power source. It is aesthetically appealing and it could provide energy at the same time.

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Solar panels on roof of rolling stock

This is actually a very interesting idea. On lines that have elevated portions, trains could store up energy during each run while running outside for use underground. It sounds a bit like a fantasy but it's interesting. If these solar panels were very light-sensitive/efficient they could save up energy during the day and use it at night too.

 

The only two problems that I think exist with solar power in the city is that it's too expensive (short-term problem) and the fact that ConEd has an energy monopoly all across the city (IINM) and it would be hard for solar energy suppliers to compete against/share that energy grid.

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This is actually a very interesting idea. On lines that have elevated portions, trains could store up energy during each run while running outside for use underground. It sounds a bit like a fantasy but it's interesting. If these solar panels were very light-sensitive/efficient they could save up energy during the day and use it at night too.

 

The only two problems that I think exist with solar power in the city is that it's too expensive (short-term problem) and the fact that ConEd has an energy monopoly all across the city (IINM) and it would be hard for solar energy suppliers to compete against/share that energy grid.

Actually why not? If Coney Island did it, I'm sure it could be possible in the future.

How about solar panels for substations?

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