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Converting Limbo Lands to Energy-Generating Stations

COURSE NO: R03-012
Converting Limbo Lands to Energy-Generating Stations
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses the potential for using “Limbo Lands” as sites for renewable energy generating stations. Limbo Lands are underused, formerly contaminated sites, and include former Superfund sites, landfills, brownfields, abandoned mine lands, former industrial sites, and certain government installations.


This course describes types of Limbo Lands that are ready for redevelopment and their feasibility with renewable energy technologies (RETs). It presents reasons for considering RETs (and which ones) as a redevelopment option on Limbo Lands, describes the geographic screening process, identifies high-potential limbo land sites for RET redevelopment, includes discussion of two specific types of Limbo Lands: brownfields and abandoned mine lands, and provides conclusions and recommendations.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for engineers concerned with the reclamation and use of environmentally challenging sites, especially with the aim of locating sites for renewable energy technologies.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the reasons for considering RETS as a redevelopment option on limbo lands
  • Learning the process for geographic screening of limbo lands 
  • Identifying high-potential limbo lands for redevelopment using RETS
  • Understanding wind power considerations and resource availability
  • Learning about solar power and biomass
  • Learning about other types of limbo lands: brownfields and abandoned mine lands
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publication, “Converting Limbo Lands to Energy-Generating Stations: Renewable Energy Technologies on Underused, Formerly Contaminated Sites,” EPA/600/R-08/023, written by Gail Mosey, et al, October, 2007.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Converting Limbo Lands to Energy-Generating Stations (4.5 MB)
Course Quiz

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty questions (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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