|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 8 May 2010 05:21:20 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Cleanfields" Act|
New Jersey senator hopes to turn brownfields into wind and solar farms James M. O'Neill Bergen Record (NJ) May 7, 2010Utilities would be given new incentives to develop renewable energy projects like wind and solar farms on former industrial sites under a bill introduced Thursday by Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
A clean-energy bill making its way through Congress includes a provision that would require states to produce 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, and Lautenberg's bill would provide utilities with triple credits toward that goal if they build renewable energy facilities on brownfield sites rather than open space or other sensitive land.
A recent Northeast-Midwest Institute report indicated that only 1.4 percent of brownfield sites are remediated annually, and the federal Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 4,100 brownfield sites nationwide hold potential for renewable energy development, according to Lautenberg's office.
... For the entire article, see http://www.northjersey.com/news/state/93048739_Lautenberg_shepherds_Cleanfields_Act.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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