Renewable Energy Waste Streams: Preparing for the Future

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U.S. investment in renewable energy systems will create new kinds and new volumes of waste. Not only are there byproducts and energy demands associated with production of green technologies, but these systems also produce materials requiring careful end-of-life management to avoid creating new Superfund sites and wasting of scarce and valuable resources. The following paper provides a summary of the challenges the nation will face in the recycling and proper disposal of these wastes.

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