Top Ten Questions to Answer in Considering Renewable Energy at Contaminated Sites

July 1, 2011
Bruce S. Katcher
Association of Corporate Counsel's "Green-house Counsel" - Top Ten

Growing interest in the redevelopment of contaminated properties as sites for renewable energy facilities may offer companies with an inventory of such properties or with cleanup liability at non-owned abandoned sites a new opportunity to return such sites to productive reuse, generate revenue and reduce the company’s carbon footprint. State and federal incentives may make such projects even more attractive. Using solar energy as an example, here are ten key considerations for counsel to evaluate in assisting with planning for renewable energy at a contaminated/brownfield site.

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