EPA launched RE-Powering America’s Land: Siting Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Land and Mine Sites to encourage the siting of renewable energy facilities on thousands of currently and formerly contaminated properties across the nation. This management plan builds on the progress that’s been made to date under this initiative, and lays out EPA’s key areas of focus.
EPA is encouraging renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated land and mine sites when it is aligned with the community’s vision for the site. This initiative identifies the renewable energy potential of these sites and provides other useful resources for communities, developers, industry, state and local governments or anyone interested in reusing these sites for renewable energy development.
Find fact sheets that describe the sites where EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) have analyzed the potential for wind, solar, biomass and geothermal development on potentially contaminated land. Click here for a list of New Jersey sites (MS Excel format).
Guidance on RePowering America’s Lands Initiative’s plans, incentives, mapping tools, site data, success stories and training events can be found at: