Briefing Highlights Power of Energy Title Programs to Catalyze Economic Growth in Rural America
On April 4, EESI and the Agriculture-Energy Coalition held a briefing on the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. The Energy Title was created in the 2002 Farm Bill and in the last 16 years, has been a major catalyst of private investment in rural economic development. At the briefing, speakers shared how we are at the beginning stages for a true revolution in rural manufacturing and renewable energy production, thanks to the Energy Title. However, continued federal investment in the Energy Title is critical to continue growing these nascent sectors, which include renewable energy – including wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, and advanced biofuels – as well as energy efficiency and high value and high quality biobased chemicals and products.
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