Feds to train U.S. veterans to install solar panels

The training is part of ongoing efforts across the government to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | October 10, 2014

Over the next six years, the U.S. plans to train veterans to install solar panels as part of an initiative to cut carbon dioxide emissions. The program will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train at least 50,000 individuals, including veterans. Also part of a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the Agriculture Department will spend nearly $70 million to fund 540 solar and renewable energy projects focused on rural and farming areas.

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