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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Cultivating Green Energy on Brownfields: A Nuts and Bolts Primer for Local Governments

Title:
Cultivating Green Energy on Brownfields: A Nuts and Bolts Primer for Local Governments

Abstract:
This paper offers a primer for local governments interested in investigating whether renewable energy development may be the right choice for brownfields in their communities. It provides a starting point for local governments to consider whether renewable energy facilities may be appropriate for local brownfield sites, tools to help navigate the economic issues that determine whether a particular project is feasible, and information about how permitting, zoning, siting, liability, and other regulatory issues affect the development of renewable energy on brownfield sites. Throughout, the paper provides examples of local government experiences with renewable energy on brownfield project development, resources where more information can be found, and suggestions for how local governments can foster the development of renewable energy on brownfield sites in their communities highlighting the unique role that local governments can play.

URL:
http://www.resourcesaver.com/ewebeditpro/items/O93F24962.pdf

Source:
National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2012

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