The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — a historic $1.2 trillion investment package passed by Congress on a bipartisan basis — has received little fanfare since President Biden signed it into law last November. The bill contains more than $80 billion to advance the clean energy transition and respond to climate change. But where exactly will those dollars go?
On this episode of Political Climate, host Julia Pyper and producer Maria Virginia Olano speak with Leah Rubin Shen, who leads federal legislative and political engagement at trade group Advanced Energy Economy, about how the rubber is hitting the road on infrastructure spending in states across the country.
Plus, they discuss what’s next for President Biden’s climate agenda amid soaring gasoline prices and a push for greater energy independence, which is fueling a national debate around increasing domestic fossil fuel production versus enhancing domestic clean energy manufacturing and deployment.
- AEE: Advanced Energy Infrastructure: A Roadmap for Implementation
- Utility Dive: Biden invokes Defense Production Act to bolster domestic battery manufacturing for EVs, energy storage
- Canary Media: Here’s where things stand with climate legislation in Congress
- Canary Media: How the infrastructure bill will fight climate change and advance clean energy
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