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News item: EPA Powers Up Contaminated Sites into Renewable Energy

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0 comments   Add a comment   Contributor:  TheTeam (Sep-27-2008)
Optimism: 4 Categories: Economic/Financial, Pollution, Renewable Energy Sources

Possible energy sources on cleanup sitesContact Information: Latisha Petteway (202) 564-4355 / petteway.latisha@epa.gov 

In a novel approach to return land to productive use, EPA has identified thousands of properties that could potentially host solar, wind or biomass energy production facilities. EPA pinpointed these energy assets using Google Earth and has listed each property's attributes for energy redevelopment.

"EPA is putting renewable energy production on the virtual map", said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "Our new interactive Website encourages states and energy companies to put previously contaminated properties back to work."

EPA worked with the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to collect information on renewable energy availability across the country, and merged it with EPA's data from several land cleanup programs. In addition, EPA applied screening criteria including distance from power lines, closeness to roads, and site acreage to identify sites that are good candidates for hosting renewable energy production facilities.

In producing the interactive state maps, EPA used information on properties from several land cleanup programs, including abandoned mine lands and lands under EPA's Superfund, Brownfields, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act programs.

These properties have varying levels of historic contamination. Contamination at some of these properties has already been addressed, while the level of contamination at others is still to be fully investigated. It is likely that some of the brownfields properties have little historic contamination. The appropriate steps to address the contamination at these properties will vary from site to site, depending on the nature of the contamination and intended reuse.

The properties offer a number of attractive features for the development of renewable energy facilities including:

  • appropriate location, useful infrastructure, such as transmission lines and roads, and appropriate zoning for development;
  • landowners and local communities that are often eager to see new economic uses for these properties;
  • an alternative to using green spaces, which may help reduce community concerns about the effects of a planned renewable energy facility.

Information about renewable energy development potential on contaminated lands:
http://www.epa.gov/renewableenergyland

See original news item: EPA.gov, Sep-24-2008  
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