The EPA announced on September 24 that they have compiled a list of 9,500 contaminated sites that could potentially be used as renewable energy generation sites. The EPA used data from DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Comprehensive Environment Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) to establish the list. The EPA has generated a Google map to identify all the spots where renewable energy could be used on contaminated sites. The EPA also has generated a state-by-state incentives chart for renewable energy. In its announcement the EPA notes that, “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.”

To view the information regarding the EPA program visit: http://www.epa.gov/renewableenergyland/index.htm