Communities across the country are creating jobs and stimulating economic growth by developing renewable energy projects on contaminated lands. RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative tracks the economic and environmental benefits associated with completed sites, as identified and reported by parties directly involved with their respective projects. Common benefits reported include revenues from land leases and taxes, electricity cost savings associated with the reduced need to purchase power from the grid, job creation, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. This resource is for informational purposes only and may not be a comprehensive list of all benefits realized by completed projects on contaminated lands.
The RE-Powering Benefits Matrix Publication provides summary information of benefits for installations and discusses emerging trends. It also includes a site list of sites with reported benefits. The RE-Powering Benefits Matrix Site List is an Excel spreadsheet of the sites to allow for easier sorting and filtering of information for completed projects with reported benefits.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.