USDA invests in renewable energy infrastructure for 3 Wyoming small businesses – The Fence Post

by | Apr 30, 2022 | Energy

CASPER, Wyo. — State Director Glenn Pauley announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing over $38,000 in Wyoming renewable energy infrastructure for three small businesses. Nationwide, the announcement includes 165 projects to expand access to safe water and/or clean energy for people living in disadvantaged communities, totaling nearly $800 million in climate-smart infrastructure in 40 states, Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands.
The announcement is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Building a Better America Rural Infrastructure Tour, during which Biden Administration officials are traveling to dozens of rural communities to talk about the impact of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments, as well as President Biden’s broader commitment to ensure federal resources reach all communities in rural America. This announcement also furthers the President’s Justice40 Initiative, which commits to delivering at least 40 percent of the benefits from federal climate and clean energy investments to disadvantaged communities.
“Earth Day is a great opportunity for Rural Development to celebrate its investments in renewable energy for small businesses in Wyoming,” Pauley said. “Every year, our staff work with various businesses across the state to purchase and install renewable energy systems, or to make energy efficiency upgrades. Rural Energy for America Program grants allow our small businesses to use less energy and …

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