The Land Policy Institute has published a report on the potential use of brownfields as sites for renewable energy in Michigan. The report explains that Michigan has 44,000 acres of brownfield sites which could be used to generate renewable energy.
According to the study, wind and solar power installations at unused brownfields could yield energy for 1.8 million households, almost 50 percent of Michigan homes, as well as help the state reach its mandated clean energy goals. According to Green Biz, Michigan adopted a Renewable Portfolio Standard last year.
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Also, add your thoughts on how brownfields could be rehabilitated and still used for renewable energy.