Backers Applaud Major IRA Funds For Deploying Rural Low-Carbon Power

November 4, 2022
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking input on how to best to deploy over $13 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to boost low-carbon energy in rural areas, an effort that supporters argue could be an important tool to aid rural electric cooperatives that have historically relied heavily on coal-fired electricity. The USDA funding also complements other provisions in the new climate law that allow co-ops and municipal-owned utilities to directly access various clean energy tax incentives,...

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