Bright Sunshiny Day: NC Solar Projects Bring in Federal Funds

July 23, 2016

So the U.S. Department of Agriculture awards loan guarantees for renewable energy projects across the nation — and this year, our state racked up. Seven North Carolina projects earned more than half of the $43 million total allocated nationally to these projects.

Since 2009, the USDA’s program has “reduce[d] greenhouse gas emissions by more than five million metric tons annually." More sun, less greenhouse gas? Sounds good for our health, and our economy: many of these loans go to small businesses and farms.

Read more about the loans here.

Want to know more about North Carolina news and legislative updates that affect your healthcare costs? Sign up for our email updates!


Comment on This Article   

Post Your Comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

Featured Articles

FACT CHECK: New Terri LeGrand Attack Ad Blatantly False
BREAKING: Medicaid Transformation – and Millions in Taxpayer Savings – Approaches Finish Line
Cost of COVID-19: Telehealth is a life (and cost) saver
Cost of COVID-19: PBMs Advocate for Increased Access to Meds as COVID-19 Rages On
Cost of COVID-19: Blue Cross NC Waives Fees for COVID-19 Treatment
Cost of COVID-19: Steps you can take right now to save on health care costs