Bloomberg Off to Copenhagen

Mayor Bloomberg will be going to Copenhagen on Monday to represent NYC as one of the cities on the road to sustainability. The city will be featured in an interactive exhibit called “Future Cities,” showcasing local sustainability initiatives.

It’s an interesting time for the mayor’s trip considering the recent decisions he’s made concerning the environment. Last week, he backed down when building owners opposed an ambitious proposal that would require building owners to get energy audits and make suggested changes. The proposal would have put NYC on the cutting-edge of the green building movement, according to the New York Times. It will now be voluntary for owners to follow energy-saving suggestions of the audits.

He’s named Caswell F. Holloway IV, a city hall aide with little environmental experience, to the environmental commissioner. Some say the appointment reflects Bloomberg’s desire to keep his inner circle tight. It was not made clear whether Holloway would be making the trip as well.

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