Empire State To Go 100% Wind Power

In October, we profiled the impressive green renovations underway at NYC’s iconic Empire State Building. Now comes word that the 102-story landmark will buy 100% of its power from wind farms owned by Green Mountain Energy Company (based in Texas, not Vermont as the name suggests).

The building may no longer be the tallest in the world, but it’s once again standing as a symbol of progress, nearly 80 years after its completion. A sweeping energy retrofit will reduce energy consumption by nearly 40% and save $4.4 million in annual energy costs. And the new collaboration with Green Mountain Energy is a two-year agreement for 55 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy annually, which will help prevent nearly 100 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

For more check out USA Today.

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