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City Seeks Wind, Solar Power Facilities At Former Fresh Kills Landfill

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The city is pushing ahead with a plan to generate wind and solar power at Staten Island's former Fresh Kills landfill.

The city is requesting proposals for the facilities, saying the 75 acres at Fresh Kills could generate 20 megawatts of power, enough for 6,000 homes.

Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway says if successful, the project would more than double renewable energy capacity in the city.

"Now, doubling it with 20 megawatts says a lot more about the anemic state of renewable energy investment in New York City than it does about this particular project," said Holloway. "Twenty megawatts is nothing compared to 13,000 megawatts but it is a strong start."

The city is in the midst of an ambitious project to turn Fresh Kills into a park, which is expected to open in stages over the next 20 years.

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