Source RTCC| Nilima Choudhury
The EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative has identified more than 66,000 contaminated sites with renewable energy potential.
Working in collaboration with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), RE-Powering developed screening criteria for solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal potential at various levels of development. The sites are tracked by EPA and selected state agencies.
“We see responsible renewable energy development on contaminated lands and landfills as a win-win-win for the nation, local communities, and the environment,” said Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.