LaBella’s Solar on Landfill/Brownfield Expertise Featured in Solar Power World
In August of 2018, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) identified over 80,000 brownfields and municipal solid waste landfills across the country that could be used for renewable energy facilities. This screening included maps depicting locations of the US EPA tracked sites and their potential for supporting renewable energy generation. According to the data, there are 4,498 sites in New York State alone that have been prescreened and deemed suitable for renewable energy development.
What should renewable energy developers keep in mind when evaluating these opportunities? LaBella’s Environmental Analyst Lucia Woo suggests a few considerations to Solar Power World.
Lucia is an Environmental Analyst focusing on valuable resource identification and impact analysis in support of environmental compliance and economic development. For projects ranging from water and energy infrastructure to downtown revitalization, she addresses concerns regarding water resources, farmland, historic resources, remediation, noise, demographics, and market potential. Her specialty lies in GIS mapping and data analysis, as well as public health studies. She also offers extensive stakeholder engagement experience with governmental entities and private businesses.