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  • Main Title Sitewide Environmental Assessment for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Golden, Colorado
    Additional Info: National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)


  • Creation: 1993-05-04


  • English


  • Content Description: The Solar Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Act of 1974 authorized a federal program to develop solar energy as a viable source of the nation`s future energy needs. Under this authority, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was created as a laboratory of the Department of Energy (DOE) to research a number of renewable energy possibilities. The laboratory conducts its operations both in government-owned facilities on the NREL South Table Mountain (STM) Site near Golden, Colorado, and in a number of leased facilities, particularly the Denver West Office Park. NREL operations include research in energy technologies, and other areas of national environmental and energy technology interest. Examples of these technologies include electricity from sunlight with solar cells (photovoltaics); energy from wind (windmills or wind turbines); conversion of plants and plant products (biomass) into liquid fuels (ethanol and methanol); heat from the sun (solar thermal) in place of wood, oil, gas, coal and other forms of heating; and solar buildings. NREL proposes to continue and expand the present R&D efforts in C&R energy by making infrastructure improvements and constructing facilities to eventually consolidate the R&D and associated support activities at its STM Site. In addition, it is proposed that operations continue in current leased space at the present levels of activity until site development is complete. The construction schedule proposed is designed to develop the site as rapidly as possible, dependent on Congressional funding, to accommodate not only the existing R&D that is being conducted in leased facilities off-site but to also allow for the 20-year projected growth. Impacts from operations currently conducted off-site are quantified and added to the cumulative impacts of the STM site. This environmental assessment provides information to determine the severity of impacts on the environment from the proposed action.
  • Physical Description: 169 p.


  • Keyword: Research Programs
  • Keyword: Noise
  • Keyword: Land Use
  • Keyword: Solar Energy Research Institute
  • Keyword: Waste Disposal 540250
  • Keyword: Site Resource And Use Studies
  • Keyword: Environmental Impacts
  • STI Subject Categories: 540150
  • Keyword: Maps
  • Keyword: Soils
  • Keyword: Air Quality
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Renewable Resources


  • Other Information: PBD: 4 May 1993


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE93019113
  • Report No.: DOE/EA--0850
  • DOI: 10.2172/10102336
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10102336
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1275828


  • Display Note: OSTI; NTIS; INIS; GPO Dep.