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Turning Brownfields into Greenfields: From Coal to Clean Energy

Turning Brownfields into Greenfields: From Coal to Clean Energy
November 05
12:00 2015

As the coal industry declines in many places around the world, can the mines it leaves behind be repurposed for cleaner energy projects that benefit multiple stakeholders, including local economies? Several existing and planned projects demonstrate that there may be multiple paths toward that transition.

Shahid Mahmud, Team Leader, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approached the topic at the 3rd Annual Energy and Mines Toronto Summit. There, he shared some examples of site reuse activities involving alternative energy and he discussed his extensive experience working with local communities and mine site stakeholders.

Download Shahid’s presentation

Additionally, here is great article by Lee Buchsbaum that showcases different options and examples of this potential transition.

 

 

 



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Pablo Crespo

Pablo Crespo

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