The Inflation Reduction Act roller coaster

Whiplash, anyone? After many months of intense negotiations and more than one derailment, the U.S. Senate recently passed the largest legislative investment in climate action in U.S. history.

On the Political Climate podcast this week:

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 contains an enormous amount of spending for climate protection and clean energy — $369 billion over 10 years — and is expected to put the country on a path to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030

But it’s not all good news for everyone. In order to get the support of Democratic Senators Joe Manchin (West Virginia) and Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona), the final bill made significant cuts to the Democrats’ initial budget reconciliation plan, plus some other compromises. 

Political Climate hosts Julia Pyper, Shane Skelton and Brandon Hurlbut discuss how climate and clean energy provisions survived the reconciliation bill roller coaster and the impact of key elements of the Inflation Reduction Act.

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