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New York's top tourist attractions switch to wind power

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, two of America's most enduring symbols, switched over to 100% wind power for their electricity last month. The new contract is part of a push by the US General Services Administration (GSA) to switch government facilities to renewables. The previous contract called for 50% renewables. The new contract's length, at three years, is the same as the old one. "Energy costs can vary so much that we don't really want to lock into something longer than that," says GSA's Emily Baker. The GSA is powering the two New York City icons, which use roughly the same amount of electricity as 1000 homes, by purchasing renewable credits from Pepco Energy Services. "It's definitely a trend and something we like to talk about," says Baker. "The Bush Administration has been pushing to have federal government conserve energy and switch to renewable sources, so this effort is really coming from the top."

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