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September 03, 2003

USDA Awards $21 Million for Efficiency and Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $21,207,233 in grants on August 25th for rural renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. The grants will go to 113 projects in 24 states. Among the projects that won grants, 35 wind power projects won a total of $7.4 million, 30 projects to generate methane via anaerobic digestion won a total of $7 million, and 6 solar energy projects won a total of $1.1 million. The grants were authorized under Title IX of the 2002 Farm Bill, which addresses rural energy production. See the USDA press release and the full list of recipients.

For more information on the 2002 Farm Bill, see the USDA Web site.