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Stakeholder Listening Session on Rural Energy Pilot Program
April 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Date/Time: Thursday, April 22 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET
About the Event: The USDA Rural Development Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS) is hosting a listening session for public input about a new Rural Energy Pilot Program. The RBCS is exploring options to provide financial assistance for rural communities to further develop renewable energy; as authorized in The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260). Additionally, RBCS requests input regarding the purposes, goals, participants, technologies, and community impacts Rural Energy Pilot Program.
This Stakeholder Listening Session is being held to solicit information from the public to inform options for the Rural Energy Pilot Program to support the Nation’s critical energy needs for climate change while advancing environmental justice, racial equity, and economic opportunity through the development and deployment of distributed energy technologies, innovations, and/or solutions.