EPA Warns Of Impending Challenges Managing Renewable Energy Waste

January 12, 2021
EPA is warning of impending waste management and recycling challenges with handling waste renewable energy technologies such as solar panels once they reach the end of their useful life, suggesting the agency should collaborate with the Energy Department (DOE) to aid in the private and public sectors’ management of the materials. In a briefing paper titled “Renewable Energy Waste Streams: Preparing for the Future,” released Jan. 7, EPA cautions that the increased use of renewable energy technologies, such as solar...

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