Biden Announces $7 Billion in Solar Projects

The Biden administration announced a $7 billion project to “deliver solar to more than 900,000 low-income and disadvantaged households nationwide through the President’s Investing in America agenda,” according to a press release from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Sixty groups will receive the funds to deliver the solar projects.

The project aims to result in over $350 million in savings on electric bills and reduce “30 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions cumulatively,” the press release reads.

Climate envoy John Podesta praised solar as the “cheapest form of electricity—and one of the best ways to lower energy costs for American families.”

“Today’s announcement of EPA’s Solar for All awards will mean that low-income communities, and not just well-off communities, will feel the cost-saving benefits of solar thanks to this investment,” he added.

Biden wrote on X that the project will “give folks more breathing room – and cleaner breathing room at that.”

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) declared that the United States “must lead the world in transforming our energy systems away from fossil fuels.”

“The Solar for All program – legislation that I successfully introduced – will not only combat the existential threat of climate change by making solar energy available to working class families, it will also substantially lower the electric bills of Americans and create thousands of good-paying jobs,” he said. “This is a win for the environment, a win for consumers, and a win for the economy.”

Similarly, the Biden administration recently announced $20 billion in awards across eight nonprofits combatting so-called climate change, described as a “first-of-its-kind national network to fund tens of thousands of climate and clean energy projects across America, especially in communities historically left behind and overburdened by pollution.”