RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative Webinars
EPA hosts webinars to help stakeholders explore development of renewable energy resources on formerly contaminated lands. The webinars highlight EPA resources; feature presentations by renewable energy and land redevelopment experts; and share examples of successful projects, programs and policies.
Check out previous webinars:
The Power and Pollinators webinar examines how planting for pollinators on RE-Powering sites benefits cleaning up contaminated sites while beautifying communities. Planting for pollinators can help protect caps, control runoff, and provide habitat for struggling pollinator communities.
The Power and Pollinators: Pollinator-Friendly Landscapes for Solar Facilities and Beyond webinar was hosted by: the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, VHB, Fresh Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The webinar explores the relationship between solar installations, contaminated lands and landfills, and pollinators.
The Energy Resiliency webinar examines how to use contaminated lands to create opportunities for a more resilient community. Renewable energy in combination with a distributed electricity grid can make communities more resilient. Benefits of this approach include protection against grid failure and isolation of specific facilities against widespread outages, including outages associated with natural disasters or other system stressors.
Energy + Land = Resiliency: How Contaminated Lands Can Meet Critical Energy Needs – This webinar was hosted by the US Environmental Protection Agency: Boulder County Office of Sustainability; Climate Action and Resilience; and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL).