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Title: EPA RE-Powering Mapper Solar on Landfills
Dataset Publication Date: 2013-08-05
Dataset Language: en-us
Abstract: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis (OCPA) initiated the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative to demonstrate the enormous potential that contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites provide for developing renewable energy in the United States. EPA developed national level site screening criteria in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities. While the screening criteria demonstrate the potential to reuse contaminated land for renewable energy facilities, the criteria and data are neither designed to identify the best sites for developing renewable energy nor all-inclusive. Therefore, more detailed, site-specific analysis is necessary to identify or prioritize the best sites for developing renewable energy facilities based on the technical and economic potential. Please note that these sites were only pre-screened for renewable energy potential. The sites were not evaluated for land use constraints or current on the ground conditions. Additional research and site-specific analysis are needed to verify viability for renewable energy potential at a given site.
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Theme Topics: Environment and Conservation
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West Bounding Longitude: -180
South Bounding Latitude: 18
East Bounding Longitude: -66
North Bounding Latitude: 72
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Scope (quality information applies to): Service
Data History: Lineage provided in documentation.
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Organization: U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis (OCPA)
Email: thomas.marc@epa.gov
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File Identifier: 8287C79D-0FA1-46F7-8E80-2CA42137C89E
Metadata Language: en-us
Metadata Date Stamp: 2013-08-05
Organization: U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis (OCPA)
Organization Role: author
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