Bill Pushes Clean Energy Projects On Brownfield Sites

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT) -- Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., has introduced a bill aimed at encouraging the development of clean energy projects on contaminated brownfield sites.

The legislation, dubbed the Cleanfields Act of 2010, would provide an incentive for utility companies to meet proposed renewable electricity standards by building renewable energy facilities — such as wind, solar or geothermal power plants — on former industrial sites instead of open spaces or environmentally sensitive land.

The bill would give companies triple credits they could use to meet a proposed national renewable...
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