Houston solar project granted $50,000 by EPA
The City of Houston has been awarded $50,000 from the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help develop
a solar energy plant on the site of a former landfill.
Funding for the project is part of more than $500,000
in grants announced by the EPA for 16 Brownfields Sustainability
“EPA continues to use the brownfields program to stimulate
both environmental and economic success,” said EPA Regional
Administrator Richard E. Greene. “These pilots will demonstrate
best practices that can be used by other communities
across the country.”
The Houston project seeks to revitalize a 300-acre former
landfill site located near downtown. Funding from EPA
will help with evaluating the various environmental,
engineering, and regulatory issues involved in the project.
Assistance will also help conduct solar energy production
and financial feasibility studies.