Closed landfills tend to be areas that either cannot be effectively used, or have little value. Solar or wind on landfills in other jurisdictions has proven to be an effective but controlled use of closed landfills that benefits municipalities financially.
Renewable energy at closed landfills provides a unique and productive use of land that normally has limited recreation, conservation or development potential. This EBC Connecticut Chapter program will provide speakers and a panel discussion on the development of closed landfills for renewable energy projects in Connecticut and New England. Presentations will include the specific requirements for landfill development including dealing with potential impact on landfill caps, landfill gas considerations, environmental impacts and the regulatory process. A panel discussion will be held to discuss issues that include financial incentives, policy initiatives and development potential for these renewable energy projects in Connecticut.
John W. Wadsworth
Partner, Brown Rudnick LLP
- Alex Kragie, Special Assistant to Commissioner Esty, CTDEEP
- Dave McKeegan, Bureau of Waste Management, CTDEEP
- Fran Hoey, Senior Vice President, Tighe & Bond
- Lori Ribeiro, Director of Business Development, New England, Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation
- And others.