The US EPA released on 24 September a new renewable energy virtual mapping application (http://www.epa.gov/renewableenergyland) that provides interested
parties, such as renewable energy developers, states, land owners, and communities, direct access to information for identifying properties that have clean
and renewable energy redevelopment potential. This mapping application builds on the renewable energy mapping effort that was presented in May at EPA Siting
Renewable Energy on Contaminated Lands and Mining Sites panel session during the 2008 Brownfields Conference.
Working with our partners at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) (http://www.nrel.gov), EPA screened over 10,000 EPA-tracked properties, encompassing
approximately 15 million acres of land across the country, including Superfund, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrective action sites,
Brownfields, and Abandoned Mine Lands, and identified those that have potential to host non-grid connected, community- and utility-scale wind, solar, or
biomass energy production. Included in this application, you will find State-specific maps and financial incentive sheets for renewable energy and contaminated
land redevelopment, as well as property-specific environmental status and contact information.
This application will be updated regularly and may be expanded to include additional sites and renewable energy resources.