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Biden Announces $7B Solar Energy Plan, Including Thousands of American Climate Corps Jobs

HeadlineApr 23, 2024

President Biden announced a $7 billion investment in solar energy on Monday, Earth Day. The money, which comes from the Inflation Reduction Act, will fund dozens of solar projects around the country and create an estimated 200,000 jobs. Biden made the announcement in Virginia’s Prince William Forest Park, flanked by Senators Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey and Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

President Joe Biden: “I will put tens of thousands young people to work at the forefront of our climate resilience and energy future, clean energy future. Today, I’m proud to announce that Americans across the country can now apply — now apply — to become the first members of the American Climate Corps. We’re recruiting for over 2,000 positions in 36 states, to start with, in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, with many on the way.”

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