Plans are in motion, reports the Guardian
, for "The world's largest offshore wind farm... to be built in the Thames estuary... The London Array will be built 12 miles off the Kent and Essex coasts, with the first phase using 175 turbines, each the height of the tower housing Big Ben. Once complete, it could generate enough electricity to power a quarter of the homes in Greater London."
The worsening economic had put the project in doubt, but government incentives convinced backers that the wind farm — first, one hopes and some plan, of many — will be viable.
Meanwhile, in New York City, Michael Bloomberg announced his most recent scaled-down green plan: everybody walks around wearing little multicolored beanies with yellow plastic propellors. The propellors attach to a small battery. It is hoped that each propellor beanie will generate and store enough wind power to keep the propellor moving at a steady rate of speed when it isn't windy out. Sources suggest that Bloomberg's plan won't have the votes in Albany.