Green Shoots from Brown Fields
Uncle Sam looks to eliminate the biggest hurdle to expanding renewable energy--the need for suitable sites to place commercial-scale wind and solar farms--by reusing hundreds of old mines, landfills and industrial sites
"It just makes sense to explore using these sites," Raml said. "It eliminates environment concerns. It provides another land base to be able to site these projects on lands that don't have characteristics of undisturbed desert. That's a big benefit."
This article originally appeared at The Daily Climate, the climate change news source published by Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit media company.
Scott Streater is an environmental journalist living in Colorado