USA: Updated database of renewable energy projects
developed on contaminated lands, landfills, and
mine sites
As you may know, EPA's RE-Powering America's Land Initiative tracks completed renewable energy projects developed on contaminated lands, landfills, and 
mine sites through its Project Tracking Matrix, which has just been updated. To date, RE-Powering has identified 253 renewable energy projects in 40 states
and territories with a cumulative installed capacity of nearly 1.4 gigawatts (GW). Systems range from utility-scale systems, like the 16.5-MW solar installation at the Fort Dix superfund site in New Jersey, to smaller projects like the
0.37-MW solar project on a capped landfill in North Haven, Connecticut. In addition, the Project Tracking Matrix includes summary statistics to provide insight
on the use of renewable energy on contaminated lands. The information in this list was gathered from public announcements of renewable energy projects in the form of company press releases, news releases, and,
in some cases, conversations with the parties involved. It may not be a comprehensive list of all projects completed on contaminated land and is for information
purposes only. To provide information on additional projects, both completed as well as others in various stages of planning/construction, please email cleanenergy@epa.gov.
Link: https://www.epa.gov/re-powering/re-power ...
Posted: 16/11/2017 By: Professor Paul Bardos



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