United States
                  Environmental Protection
                  Agency

State Incentives for Achieving Clean and  Renewable Energy

Development on Contaminated  Lands

The development of clean and renewable energy on formerly used land offers many economic and environmental benefits. Combining clean and renewable
energy and contaminated land cleanup incentives can allow investors and communities to create economically viable clean and renewable energy redevelopment projects.
This document provides information about incentives in your state that can be leveraged for clean and renewable energy and development of contaminated land.
                    Incentives  for Clean and  Renewable  Energy
Funding (grants, loans, bonds, etc.)
Florida Renewable Energy and Energy-efficient
Technologies Grants
www. dep. state.fl. us/energy/energyact/grants. htm
Provides up to $7 million in matching grants to support projects that
generate or utilize renewable energy resources and $8 million for
bioenergy projects. A total of $15M million in matching grants was made
available for FY 2008-09.

Solar Incentives Rebate Program
www. dep. state, fl. us/energy/energyact/solar.htm
Offers a rebate on a portion of the purchase price of the solar energy
system installed from July 1,2006, through June 30,2010. While funding
for FY2008-2009 is already exhausted, the state will continue to accept
applications for the next fiscal year. If an application is approved the
applicant will be placed on a waiting list.

Tax Incentives (abatements, deductions, credits, etc.)
Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit
www.dep.state.fl.us/energy/energyact/incentives.htm
Offers a renewable energy production tax credit equal to $0.01/kWh of
electricity produced and sold between January 1, 2007, and June 30,2010
from hydrogen, biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy,
ocean energy, waste heat, or hydroelectric power. The total amount of tax
credits that may be granted for all taxpayers under this program is $5
million per state  fiscal year. Unused credits may be carried forward for up
to five (5) tax years. The credits may be sold or transferred in units of not
less than 25% of the remaining credit. A taxpayer cannot claim both this
production tax credit and the Renewable Energy Technologies Investment
Tax Credit.

Solar Energy System Sales and Use Tax Exemption
http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/tips/tip05a01-05.html
Exempts from sales and use tax solar energy systems and all components
of such systems. This exemption has no expiration date.

Renewable Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption
www.leg.state. fl. us/statutes/index. cfm ?App_mode=Display_Statute&Searc
h_String=&URL=Ch0196/SEC175.HTM&Title=->2007->Ch0196-
>Section%20175#0196.175
Offers a 100% property tax exemption for renewable energy source
devices installed and operated on or after 1/1/2009 and used to collect,
transmit, or store solar, wind or geothermal energy.
Net Metering
www.psc.state.fl.us
Offers Florida's investor-owned utilities (lOUs) net metering and
interconnection for electrical, mechanical, or thermal energy produced from
a method that uses one of more of the following fuels or energy sources:
hydrogen, biomass, solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, ocean
energy, waste heat, or hydroelectric power. For more information on net
metering, please contact the IOU service provider in your area. Also,
electrical cooperative and municipal utilities are required to have net
metering and interconnection programs in place by July 1,2009. Please
note that several municipal utilities already offer net metering and
interconnection. Check with the municipal utility in your service area for
more information.
                          Quick Facts
   Public Benefit Fund (PBF)
   Renewable Portfolio Standard
   Net Metering
   Interconnection Standards
Yes D No 0
Yes D No 0
Yes 0 No D
Yes 0 No D
               Electric Power Industry Generation by
                Primary Energy Source (EIA, 2006)
      Petroleum-Fired     10.3%    Nuclear            14.0%
      Natural Gas-Fired   42.9%    Hydroelectric        0.1%
      Coal-Fired          29.2%    Other Renewables   2.0%
                                  Other              1.5%
                       Points of Contact
  Florida Renewable Energy and Energy-efficient Technologies
  Grants, Solar Incentives Rebate Program, Renewable Energy
  Production Tax Incentive, Solar Energy System Sales and Use Tax
  Exemption
  Alexander Mack, alexander.mack@eog.myflorida.com, (850) 487-3800
  Renewable Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption
  Claudia Kemp, kempc@dor.state.fl.us, (850) 488-4436
  Net Metering
  Florida Public Service Commission
  Karen Webb, kkwebb@psc.state.fl.us, (850) 413- 6992
Information current as of November 2008; please refer to www.dsireusa.org and the state Web sites
provided, or contact the points of contact identified above for more up to date information.
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Incentives for  Development of  Contaminated  Land
Funding (grants, loans, bonds, etc.)
Brownfields Area Loan Guarantee Program
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/brownfields/pages/economicjncentiv
es.htmttState
Provides state loan guarantees for primary lenders, up to 50% on all
brownfield sites, and up to 75% if the property is redeveloped as affordable
housing or if the redevelopment includes construction and operation of a
health care facility or health care provider.
Tax Incentives (abatements, credits, deductions, etc.)
Brownfields Redevelopment Bonus Refund
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/quickJopics/publications/wc/brownfields/lncenti
ves/BrownfieldRedevelopmentBonus.pdf
Provides a tax refund of up to $2,500 per new job created in a designated
brownfield area by an eligible business.

Sales Tax Credit on Building Materials
http://dor.myfiorida.com/dor/tips/tipOOa01-23.html
Provides a sales tax credit on building materials used for the construction
of certain redevelopment projects located in brownfield areas.

Voluntary Clean Up Tax Credits (VCTC) (Corporate)
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/vctc/default.htm
Provides a 50% tax credit on annual voluntary cleanup costs, up to
$500,000 per year. These tax credits may be used to satisfy Florida
corporate income tax liability. An additional 25% tax credit is available if the
site receives a Site Rehabilitation Completion Order (i.e., no further action).
An additional 25% tax credit is available if the property is redeveloped for
affordable housing. Tax credits are good for five years and may be
transferred one time during that five-year period. After transfer the tax
credits are good for an additional five years.

Technical Assistance and Other Incentives	
Enterprise Zone Program
www.fioridaenterprisezone.com/PageView.asp?PageType=R&edit_id=1
Provides a variety of incentives in cooperation with  local governments to
encourage economic growth and investment in zones: job creation,
tax credits, expedited permitting, enterprise zone property tax credits, a
building material sales tax refund, a business equipment sales tax refund,
and an electrical energy sales tax exemption.

Limitations on Liability	
Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program (BRP)
www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/brownfields/pages/economicjncentiv
es.htm
Offers liability protection from state and third party claims for further
remediation related to projects that have an executed Brownfield Site
Remediation Agreement (BSRA) with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection. These liability protections are effective while the
BSRA is implemented and continue after completion of the BSRA if the site
achieves No Further Action (NFA) status (i.e., a Site Rehabilitation
Completion Order).
                                                                          Quick Facts
                                                Limitations on Liability                            Yes 0 No D
                                                Number of State-Tracked Contaminated Properties:         118
                                                Includes sites with Executed BSRAs
                                                Number of EPA CERCLIS Sites:                           631
                                                Sites identified for potential investigation under the federal Superfund Program
                                                Number of EPA Brownfields Properties:                    1320
                                                Properties being funded or addressed under the EPA Brownfields Program
                                                There may be some overlap among the categories listed and sites listed may not
                                                represent all potentially contaminated sites in Florida.
                                                                        Points of Contact
                                                 Florida Department of Environmental Protection
                                                 www.dep.state.fl.us
                                                 Brownfields Area Loan Guarantee Program, Brownfields
                                                 Redevelopment Bonus Refund
                                                 Mary Helen Blakeslee, maryhelen.blakeslee@myflorida.com,
                                                 (850) 487-2568
                                                 VCTC (Corporate)
                                                 Beth Walker, beth.walker@dep.state.fl.us, (850) 245-8933
                                                 Florida BRP, Kim Walker, kim.walker@dep.state.fl.us, (850) 245-8934
                                                 Sales Tax Credit on Building Materials
                                                 Florida Department of Revenue, dor.myflorida.com/dor/
                                                 Rod Felix, (850) 487-2568
                                                 Enterprise Zone Program
                                                 Enterprise Florida, www.eflorida.com
                                                 Joseph Bell, jbell@eflorida.com, (407) 956-5622	
Information current as of November 2008; please refer to
www.epa.gov/brownfields/pubs/st_res_prog_report.htm and the state Web sites provided,
or contact the points of contact identified above for more up to date information.
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