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Biden Looks to Energize Young Voters With Earth Day Solar Energy Grants

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Biden Looks to Energize Young Voters With Earth Day Solar Energy Grants

Biden Looks to Energize Young Voters With Earth Day Solar Energy Grants

Biden Looks to Energize , Young Voters With Earth Day , Solar Energy Grants.

Biden Looks to Energize , Young Voters With Earth Day , Solar Energy Grants.

NBC reports that President Joe Biden will mark Earth Day with the announcement of $7 billion in federal grants for residential solar projects.

NBC reports that President Joe Biden will mark Earth Day with the announcement of $7 billion in federal grants for residential solar projects.

The grants will bring solar energy to over 900,000 households in both low- and middle-income communities.

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According to senior administration officials, the projects receiving additional funding will reduce emissions by 30 million metric tons and save $350 million every year.

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According to senior administration officials, the projects receiving additional funding will reduce emissions by 30 million metric tons and save $350 million every year.

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NBC reports that solar power has gained traction as a clean energy source that could help reduce U.S. reliance on fossil fuels.

However, the high cost of initial installation makes solar energy inaccessible for many households in the U.S. However, the high cost of initial installation makes solar energy inaccessible for many households in the U.S. 49 of the new grants will be awarded at the state level, six more will serve Native American tribes and another five are multi-state awards.

The grants will be used for renewable investments that include rooftop solar and community solar gardens.

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The grants will be used for renewable investments that include rooftop solar and community solar gardens.

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Officials say that the latest environmental announcements are part of an effort to energize young voters ahead of his upcoming reelection campaign.

Biden also reportedly plans to expand the American Climate Corps green jobs training program, which was created last year by executive action.

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Biden also reportedly plans to expand the American Climate Corps green jobs training program, which was created last year by executive action.

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The corps, which will offer nearly 2,000 positions across 36 states, is meant to offer young Americans the chance to help enact the Biden administration's climate agenda.

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The corps, which will offer nearly 2,000 positions across 36 states, is meant to offer young Americans the chance to help enact the Biden administration's climate agenda.


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