2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2008 17:08:27 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Renewables at brownfields
News Release
September 24, 2008

EPA Powers Up Contaminated Sites into Renewable Energy

(Washington, D.C. - Sept. 24, 2008) 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.


For the entire press release, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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