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紐約甘迺迪機場將裝設地熱發電

2007年10月03日
摘譯自2007年10月1日ENS美國,紐約報導;鄭佳宜編譯;蔡麗伶、莫聞審校

紐約甘迺迪機場 :: 圖片來源:Wikipedia美國紐約與紐擇西州港務局決定,約翰甘迺迪國際機場一棟警備大樓將採用地熱發電。這是美國第一座機場以地熱供電的案例,未來這棟警務大樓的冷暖空調都會以地熱發電,所省下的能源相當於減少82萬磅二氧化碳排放量。

港務局在9月20日的會議中針對建築物減少溫室氣體排放方案,通過四項大規模計畫,地熱供電是其中之一。港檢局局長舒里斯(Anthony Shorris)表示,這四項投資計畫可在每年減少400萬磅二氧化碳排放,這是重要的一步--但只是起步。未來數月至數年將持續投資節能方案,期望逐步減少我們從地球取用的資源。

這四項計畫投資高達1220萬美元,另外包括將華盛頓橋和荷蘭隧道改(Holland Tunnel)裝省能LED照明,這是該港務局全面為轄區內橋樑、隧道換裝省能照明燈具的一部份。

荷蘭隧道更新舊有的螢光燈管後,新型設備可以更有效並更省能地達到照明效果,使用年限長達15年(現為1.4年),每年將省下34萬美元電費和維修費用。而橋樑換裝省能燈具後,使用壽命將由1年延長為12年,每年並可省下4.9萬美元電費和維修費。

荷蘭隧道和華盛頓橋照明更新計畫預定在2008年竣工。

New York's JFK First Airport to Install Geothermal Power
NEW YORK, New York, October 1, 2007 (ENS)

For the first time, geothermal energy will be used power a building at a United States airport. A police facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport will be coverted to geothermal power to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the New York and New Jersey Port Authority Board of Commissioners has decided.

The building's heating and cooling will be fueled entirely by geothermal energy, which will reduce energy consumption at the site, producing an annual 820,000-pound carbon dioxide reduction.

The geothermal conversion is one of four capital projects authorized by the Board at its September 20 meeting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Port Authority facilities.

Port Authority Executive Director Anthony Shorris said, "With today's investments, we'll take over four million pounds of CO2 out of the air each year. This is an important step, but it's still just a beginning. Over the months and years to come, we'll be investing more of our resources to make sure we use less of the world's."

The four projects total $12.2 million and include the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting on the George Washington Bridge and in the Holland Tunnel, part of a broader program to equip all of the agency's bridges and tunnels with energy-efficient lighting.

The new lighting in the Holland Tunnel will replace fluorescent bulbs. The new tunnel bulbs, which distribute light more efficiently and requires less energy, have life expectancies of 15 years, compared to 1.4 years for the existing tunnel lighting. They will produce annual energy and maintenance savings of $340,000.

The lights on the bridge will have life expectancies of 12 years, compared to one year for the existing ones. The Port Authority expects to save $49,000 in annual energy and maintenance costs with the bridge's new lights.

The Holland Tunnel and George Washington Bridge projects are scheduled for completion in 2008.

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