Energy Efficiency & Renewables Advances in Rural U.S.

US DEPARTMENT of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday revealed on his White House Blog the advances made in agriculture and rural areas in energy efficiency and renewables.

He posted:

At President Obama’s direction, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working hard to unleash the power of America’s innovators and entrepreneurs to build a green energy economy.

America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities have incredible potential to help ensure our nation’s energy security, environmental security, and economic security. Here are just some of the ways USDA is involved in helping create green energy jobs for the 21st century:

Promoting Energy Efficiency and Reducing Energy Costs for Farmers and Small Businesses

Through investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, farms and rural small businesses across the country can reduce their energy consumption and energy expenses.

In two years, USDA has helped nearly 4,000 rural small businesses, farmers and ranchers save energy and improve their bottom line by installing renewable energy systems and energy efficiency solutions that will save a projected 4.3 billion in kWh– enough energy to power 390,000 American homes for a year.

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Wednesday 26th January 2011

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