Hawai‘i BRIGHTFIELDS INITIATIVE
The Hawai‘i Brightfields Initiative provides a map of all sites in Hawai‘i with confirmed or suspected site contamination. Use of these sites for renewable energy projects is supported by the Hawai‘i Department of Health and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This webpage makes it easy for landowners, developers, community members, and policymakers to assess the renewable energy potential of contaminated sites and other previously developed parcels statewide in support of Hawai‘i’s clean energy future.
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s RE-Powering America’s Land initiative encourages renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites when such development is aligned with the community’s vision for the site.