From the Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg toured an enormous set of high-tech windmills anchored miles offshore here - and said Monday he wants to build the same thing off the Rockaways.
"It's pretty hard to find any reason against it," Bloomberg said after donning a bright orange suit and safety gear to see the 91 turbines slowly spinning above the ocean, where they make up the world's largest wind farm, generating 209 megawatts of power.
"We keep talking about green jobs and green energy. Here's a chance to really do something about it," the mayor said. "We think there will be enough interest and developers willing to put money in and actually going and building it."
The city is working with state agencies and utilities on a 700-megawatt set of windmills - more than three times the size of the one he toured. They'd be located about 15 miles off the Rockaways, barely visible from shore. Bloomberg's environmental team believes the farm could be up and running by 2015.
"To see it actually in operation reminds you that this is not science fiction," said Rohit Aggarwala, head of Bloomberg's environmental office, who also took the tour. "It's quite likely we'll see something like that in New York."
Wind turbines kill birds. (We know how much you hate them, though.)