Brown announces new resource for clean energy

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Brown announces new resource for clean energy

WDTN – Two Darke County businesses are among 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country that have been awarded resources to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that 4-E, Inc. and DBA M&M Petrol & Pantry were awarded $13,850 in new federal resources to develop a flexible fuel pump in Darke County. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Rural Energy for America Program helps to increase the production and use of renewable energy sources in the United States to reduce America’s dependence on foreign energy sources.

“Agriculture and energy innovation are critical to Ohio’s long-term economic development,” Brown said. “Growing Ohio’s clean energy economy in small towns and rural areas like Ansonia help to create jobs while reducing our dependence on foreign oil. Developing clean energy will put Ohio communities at the forefront of the innovation and energy independence that America needs to out-compete the rest of the world.”

The USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program provides payments, grants, loans, and loan guarantees for rural American companies and organizations seeking to develop renewable energy sources, including biofuels, solar, and wind systems.

USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers works to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

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