New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing his best to make the city as green as possible. He’s so obsessed with this fad (going green) that he wants to install windmills in strategic locations around the city, chiefly along the Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island coasts; skyscrapers and bridges could also see them. They’d be expected to generate as much as 10 percent of the city’s energy in 10 years.
And that sounds fine, sure, until the “not in my backyard” lobby gets its mitts all over the proposal. It’s the same thing with offshore drilling: sounds like a good idea (not really, but that’s for another day) until you tell people that their pretty white sand beaches could be adversely affected.