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The Brownfield Gold Rush: Municipalities Give Contaminated Properties New Life- Published by Cleantechnica

Posted by Administrator on 7/26/16 10:05 AM

Solar_Brownfield.jpgInnovative local government leaders throughout the country are taking advantage of state and federal incentives to transform former landfills and contaminated industrial properties and waste sites into energy-producing wind and solar projects. Two examples of municipalities giving such contaminated properties new life are discussed in this article – redeveloping once polluted properties into solar installations in New Bedford, Massachusetts and revitalizing a former Bethlehem Steel plant into renewable energy projects in Lackawanna, New York.

In a recent article published by CleantechnicaJeffrey Karp, Jerry Muys, and Van Hilderbrand demonstrate how corporate property owners can revitalize brownfields into a useful asset and revenue generator.

Topics: Solar Energy, solar brownfield, contaminated property, brownfield

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