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Capped Landfill Solar Project Underway

Solar Builder

Construction of the Scituate Landfill Solar Project began in April 2013. The site is one of a handful of the 328 capped landfills in Massachusetts that will be repurposed as a solar energy facility. The project will be built using 10,560 solar modules provided by Canadian Solar, multiple inverters from Advanced Energy, racking from Schletter and concrete ballast blocks from a local contractor.

Construction Begins for 3MW Scituate Array

The Patriot Ledger

10,500 polysilicon panels will soon be transforming sunlight into electricity for the Town of Scituate. Construction is underway on a 3 MW solar PV array that will turn the Town’s dormant landfill into a source of clean, renewable power for the next 20 years. The output from the project will power half of the town’s electricity needs while saving approximately $200,000 in energy costs every year, according to Al Bangert, Scituate’s director of public works.

2013 EPA Brownfields Conference: Atlanta, GA

US EPA

Join us for the annual National Brownfields Conference hosted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Atlanta, GA. Brightfields will be presenting on a panel that discusses the intricacies of financing energy projects on formerly contaminated properties. The three day event will feature over 120 different educational and training sessions with plenty of opportunities to network with a broad range of stakeholders ar the forefront of the brownfields redevelopment space.

Why We Need to Reform Energy Regulation

By Pete Pedersen, Managing Principal of Brightfields

Renewable Energy World

The evolution of electric generation technology has quickly outpaced the ability of traditional regulatory control mechanisms to ensure we enjoy its benefits. During the past century, we have transitioned from a monolithic fossil fuel-based energy core to a generation mix that includes everything in the kitchen sink. Along this trajectory towards diversification, state and federal regulatory authorities have often been at odds about how to maintain reasonably priced and reliable power supply in the face of a federally granted monopoly. The result has been reactive policy implementation and a regulatory framework that continually lags behind our constantly changing utility industry. As new technologies compete with established generation facilities, and as transmission and distribution systems continue to expand and improve, we must upgrade the rules guiding the production, transmission and delivery of electricity.

Project Financing Strategies for Solar on Brownfields

Environmental Business Council

Join Brightfields and a host of agencies on March 13th to discuss financing strategies for energy projects on brownfield property. This is a joint program offered by the EBC. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Business Council of New England, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.

EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spalding meets with Energy & Environment Committee

New England Council

Curt Spalding, New England Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met with members of the NEC's Energy & Environment Committee at a meeting hosted by The Hampshire House.

Administrator Spalding briefed Brightfields and other members on some of the EPA's recent and upcoming regulatory initiatives, and discussed the agency's priorities in the months ahead. Topics covered included EPA's Clean Air Act Regulation, renewable energy tax credits, new cooling water intake structure standards, and environmental justice and urban revitalization initiatives underway in New England.

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