EPA looking at contaminated sites for renewable energy

Solar panels.

The U.S. has an abundance of contaminated sites and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to exploit their negative emanation into a source of renewable energy.  The EPA has 66,000, up from 24,000, contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites across the country that hold potential to create this renewable energy. It’s a win-win!

The RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative, started by EPA in 2008, encourages development of renewable energy on potentially contaminated land, landfills and mine sites when it is aligned with the community’s vision for the site. This recent screening supplies insight and revolutionizing support when it comes to turning liabilities to assets.

Read more about it here.

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About jensera

Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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