A total of 18 Vermont farms and rural businesses will share $3,750,930 in grants and loans to support energy-efficiency improvements and renewable energy projects, according to Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Congressman Peter Welch, D-Vt. The loans and grants are being made through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America Program.
The Vermont projects include a loan of $1.5 million to support the Addison Solar Farm now under construction on Route 7 in Vergennes, Vt. Other projects include additional solar voltaic installations and energy-efficiency improvements on dairy and poultry farms. The full list of the 18 Vermont projects is available here.
SOURCE: Office Of Sen. Patrick Leahy