As the price of renewable energy has dropped and demand for carbon-free electricity has increased, renewables have become one of the fastest growing source of energy generation in the country. However, renewable infrastructure, such as solar and wind farms, can require large tracts of land, and are therefore often sited in rural areas. There is an opportunity for rural communities and farmers to become energy producers and develop additional revenue streams buy hosting or investing in renewable energy. This webinar explored different renewable options on rural lands, policy options from states who have successfully supported these efforts, and financing options to support rural communities develop these resources.
Bob Coates – Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture - Presentation
Kevin Martin – Renewable Energy Program Manager, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality - Presentation
Stephen Lassiter – Manager, Public Policy, Sunrun - Presentation
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