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|Main Title||Smart energy resources guide [electronic resource] /|
|Author||Wang, Jennifer. ; J. WANG|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, CA. Region IX.; National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,|
|Report Number||EPA 600/R-08-049|
|Subjects||Renewable energy sources--United States. ; Energy conservation--United States. ; Energy consumption--United States. ; Hazardous waste site remediation--Energy consumption--United States.|
|Additional Subjects||Energy sources ; Energy efficiency ; Renewable resources ; Emissions reduction ; Carbon sequestration ; Alternative fuels ; Wind power ; Solar power ; Landfill gas ; Anaerobic digestion|
|Collation||xi, 188 p. : digital, PDF file.|
This document discusses many opportunities to reduce emissions due to energy use from remediation activities. Examples include energy efficiency upgrades, implementing on-site renewable energy projects, and carbon sequestration. An overview of renewable energy technologies is presented including costs, availability, applicability, estimated emissions reduction benefits, considerations, permitting, vendor information, funding resources and success stories. Renewable energy technologies covered in this guide are solar, wind, landfill gas, anaerobic digesters, and gasifiers. Additional methods for utilizing renewable energy are provided. Similar information is provided for diesel emissions reduction technologies and cleaner fuels. This document includes information on reducing diesel emissions through retrofitting diesel equipment, using cleaner and alternative fuels, and simple, low-cost practices such as idle reduction. Currently, there are approximately 15 EPA cleanup sites that are using cleaner diesel technologies and fuels or renewable energy to power their remediation systems.
Title from title screen (viewed June 2, 2008). Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-188). "EPA/600/R-08/049."
Remedial actions taken to clean up hazardous waste sites for environmental restoration and potential reuse are often sources of diesel and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many remediation systems, such as pump-and-treat (P & T), may operate for many years, demanding electricity from fossil-fuel powered utilities. Heavy-duty equipment used in construction during site remediation are usually diesel powered. Opportunities to lessen these emissions exist through innovative approaches and new technologies. The purpose of this guide is to provide information on available mechanisms to reduce these emissions at cleanup sites.