Rural electric co-ops to get $10.7B in USDA funds for clean energy grants, loans

By: - May 16, 2023 5:10 am
Wind turbines are seen in a corn field behind a farm in Rippey, Iowa.

Under a new federal program, rural electric co-ops can receive grants to build renewable energy systems like this wind farm in Rippey, Iowa. The money is meant to address the climate impacts of fossil fuel energy, reduce home energy costs, and be an economic engine. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.