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USDA pilot program to support clean energy in rural communities

Pictured: White House Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy (USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image)

The Biden administration has announced a series of clean energy initiatives.

Among the actions is a U.S. Department of Agriculture pilot program that would support clean energy in rural, underserved communities. Gina McCarthy is President Biden’s National Climate Advisor. She tells IARN the new Rural Energy Pilot Program invests $10 million in available grants for rural communities that are particularly underserved to deploy community-scale clean energy technologies, innovations, and solutions.

This upcoming pilot program will also help economically distressed rural communities conduct community energy planning to advance local goals for clean, affordable, and reliable power.

McCarthy explains this rural initiative is a small part of a much larger plan from the administration to develop wind, solar, transmission, and other clean energy projects to create high-quality jobs and deliver carbon pollution-free electricity across the country.

Visit whitehouse.gov for more information on these announcements.

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