2006_03_windturbine.jpgThe Statue of Liberty won't need to worry about Con Ed having another blackout and dousing the light in her torch: The General Services Administration will get power from wind turbines. The Post reported that the GSA signed a three year contract for wind power to light the statue, plus Ellis Island, from upstate and other states, so no freaking out there the government will be putting huge windmills on Ellis Island - we're guessing the wind mills are situated near the Albany, because there's lots of wind up there from those windbags. But this make Gothamist wonder about having wind farms off the water in the city - those wind gusts from the water can be fierce.

Here's how wind turbines work. And this image of a wind turbine is from a wind turbine in Brooklyn - Brooklyn Hill in Wellington, New Zealand, that is!