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NSI Expert in Sustainability Solutions Urges Businesses to Take Advantage of Market Demand

Washington, D.C. — October 22, 2009 — With marketplace demand for renewable resources, coupled with the tax breaks available in the federal stimulus package, Kevin Matthews of National Strategies, LLC (NSI), urges corporations to invest in and convert brownfields into renewable and alternative energy solutions.

“Right now, there are significant tax advantages and tax credits for installing renewable energy under the stimulus package,” maintains Kevin Matthews, NSI’s vice president for Energy and Environment, on the cover and in the current issue of Brownfield Renewal, a trade publication that covers the alternative energy industry. Matthews, a former senior aide at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urges businesses large and small to take full advantage of the brownfields and renewable energy incentives imbedded in the Obama administration’s New Energy for America plan.

“More and more people understand that it’s not just about cleaning up a brownfield and putting it back into productive use,” says Matthews. “It’s putting it back in a way that doesn’t impact the environment more harmfully.”

Brownfield Renewal notes that clean and renewable energy production will increase by more than 70 percent over the next two-plus decades. Some 4,100 contaminated sites nationwide could potentially be developed into renewable energy generation, experts believe.

“With affordable technology coming online, the Obama administration calling for fully 25 percent of all electricity to come from renewable sources by 2025, and many states imposing their own sustainable energy goals, now is the time for businesses to get into brownfield conversion,” Matthews said.


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