Renewable Energy Supplemental Environmental Projects
Supplemental Environmental Projects are a policy vehicle that can provide funding for renewable energy projects. Renewable energy projects can stimulate the economy, help ensure energy security, and improve the quality of the air and water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designed Supplemental Environmental Projects to give companies that violate environmental regulations an alternative to standard fines. When a company violates environmental regulations, it has the option to pay a fine to the state or federal government or volunteer to fund environmentally friendly projects. These projects can provide a positive outcome for the company and the community. For more information on supplemental environmental projects, please see the following publications.
Flowers, L. (October 2003).
Tombari, C.; Sinclair, K. (May 2003). Preprint: to be presented at Windpower 2003. Austin, Texas, USA.
Using Environmental Penalty Funds to Capitalize Clean Energy Projects
Tombari, C. (Nov.-Dec. 2002). U.S. Department of Energy Conservation Update.
Sinclair, K. (July 2002).
Supplemental Environmental Projects Using Renewable Energy: A New Approach to Addressing Air Quality Violation Penalties
Sinclair, K. (April 2001).