DOE Webcast April 22 for State and Local Officials: Renewable Energy on Contaminated Lands
April 17, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Assistance Project (TAP) for state and local officials is offering a webcast on how to develop renewable energy projects on contaminated or old industrial sites, also known as "brownfields." The presentation will take place Wednesday, April 22, from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and is titled "Taking it from Brown to Green: Renewable Energy on Contaminated Lands."
In addition to learning how to identify brownfield sites where renewable energy projects are feasible, you will hear about case studies in the Southwest and learn about tools that support project development. Finally, you will be able to ask questions of the presenters and interact with them after the event on the TAP webcast Blog.
The presenters will be Otto VanGeet and Misty Conrad from DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Brian K. Johnson from the New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division, and Pam Swingle from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 Office of Pollution Prevention and Innovation in Atlanta, Georgia.
The webcast is free of charge, but you must register in advance to obtain the URL for the presentation and call-in phone number. You can register online, find more information about the presenters, and read background materials and reports on the TAP Webcast section of the DOE Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Web site.