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USDA Report Outlines Renewable Power Opportunities for Rural Communities

A new report, titled Renewable Power Opportunities for Rural Communities, is intended to serve as a summary and guide to assist rural utilities that may be considering investing in a renewable electricity generation project and for policymakers who may be considering how to encourage such investments.

This report identifies and discusses a wide array of renewable power opportunities (e.g., wind, solar, geothermal, etc.)  available in rural America.   The principal audience is expected to be local and state governments, rural leaders, rural-based utilities (cooperatives, municipals, and investor owned) and their leadership, and rural residents whose interests are focused on renewable power, distributed generation, and rural economic development.  The report was prepared under the direction of USDA’s Office of Energy Policy and New Uses (OEPNU) and the Office of the Chief Economist.   The report can be found on our website.

For more information on USDA renewable energy programs click here.

One Response to “USDA Report Outlines Renewable Power Opportunities for Rural Communities”

  1. vernon wynn says:

    i am planning to apply for the section 502 program, as a family energy farm ?? i will need a little help but are willing to work at it very hard thanks the wynn family farms vernon wynn 4-20-11 thanks again

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