Sunday, October 11, 2009

Good Idea

Green out of brown. It's even poetic, and poetry doesn't often come from the energy or toxic wastes sector. (ht Bouphonia).
President Obama and Congress are pushing to identify thousands of contaminated landfills and abandoned mines that could be repurposed to house wind farms, solar arrays and geothermal power plants...

Using already disturbed lands would help avoid conflicts between renewable energy developers and environmental groups concerned about impacts to wildlife habitat. These conflicts have stalled some high-profile projects despite the fact that renewable energy sources do not produce heat-trapping emissions of carbon dioxides, the primary greenhouse gas driving global warming.

1 comment:

Cheryl Rofer said...

I really liked this when I saw it at Bouphonia. The cleaned-up land won't be suitable for dwellings, and having something else on it will keep dwellings from being built, as they were on Love Canal.