5.1.4 Utilizing Disturbed Lands for Renewables Development

LPDD Recommendation: “Congress could provide a liability exemption under CERCLA for the developers of renewable energy facilities on contaminated land, assuming they have followed specific standards and procedures. States could offer similar liability exemptions.”

LPDD Recommendation: “States could adopt laws similar to California’s law encouraging renewables development on disturbed agricultural land.”

LPDD Recommendation: “States should conduct surveys to determine what disturbed lands (and other privately owned lands) would be suitable for renewable energy facilities.”