On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the largest climate bill in American history – the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – into law, a landmark investment of $369 billion in climate and clean energy programs.
The landmark bill has transformed sentiment among investors and developers to U.S. renewable energy but also laid bare challenges yet to be met, writes Gregory Wetstone.
The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the 2024 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act today which determines funding levels for the Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal agencies.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has been selected as a Stage One winner for the 2023 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.
With dozens of offshore wind projects in the pipeline off U.S. shores, federal agencies, states, and grid operators must immediately begin collaborative planning to identify cost-effective transmission solutions to bring that power online, according to a Brattle Group report released today.
A diverse coalition of more than 30 clean energy organizations, environmental nonprofits, labor unions, consumer groups, developers and other companies sent a joint letter to Congress today urging robust funding for high-voltage transmission deployment and research in the Department of Energy’s FY 2023 budget.
“We applaud today’s House vote in support of the FY 22 minibus appropriations bill. The clean energy investments made at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help tackle the climate crisis, accelerate high-impact innovation, and strengthen America’s overall competitiveness at a critical time in the global energy transition…”
“Today’s budget request from the Biden administration provides a detailed roadmap of the programs and federal investments necessary to support the renewable energy industry’s drive to decarbonize the power sector by 2035…”
The Biden administration announced today the approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States.
The Biden administration announced today a new Paris Climate Agreement target that would cut greenhouse gas emissions in the United States 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030.