USDA Sees Record Demand to Advance Clean Energy in Rural America Through President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda
27 Sep 2023
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA received record demand for funding to advance affordable and reliable clean energy in rural America under key programs made possible by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the largest clean energy and climate investment in history and the largest investment ever in rural energy infrastructure. Part of Bidenomics and the President’s Investing in America agenda, these programs will lower energy costs for consumers and small businesses and create good-paying jobs across rural America.
“The Biden-Harris Administration’s Inflation Reduction Act is driving investment in rural communities across the nation, particularly in places that for too long have been left out or left behind,” Vilsack said. “Our programs are a major opportunity to build a clean energy economy in rural America that will lower energy costs, strengthen energy security, create good-paying jobs, and meet our climate goals. The response from rural America and rural electric cooperatives to these programs is a resounding ‘yes’ to federal funding for clean energy infrastructure to provide relief to farmers, rural small businesses and individuals by lowering energy costs and creating economic opportunity for generations to come.”