The New York City Council voted unanimously to pass a bill to encourage geothermal energy throughout the city.
The long-term impact of carbon emissions will be considered as part of a cost-efficiency analysis for installing geothermal in city-owned buildings.
Geothermal systems are currently used at the Queens Botanical Garden, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The bill’s sponsor, Councilman Costa Constantinides said it is another step towards a shared goal of reducing greenhouse emissions 80 percent by 2050 in New York City.
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