America is finally doing something big on climate

From climate doom to clean-energy boom in 10 days: the surprising tale of the Inflation Reduction Act.

On The Carbon Copy podcast this week:

Just a few weeks ago, the Biden administration’s historic climate package looked like it was on the brink of ruin after Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) walked away from negotiations for a second time. 

But behind the scenes, backdoor negotiations were underway. At the end of last month, Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) announced they had made a deal — and on Sunday, the Senate passed major climate legislation for the first time in American history. 

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has over $360 billion for energy and climate provisions. It’s a historic opportunity to supercharge clean energy and give the country a fighting chance at slashing emissions in time to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

So what’s in the bill? And what comes next? 

Guest: Katherine Hamilton, chair of 38 North Solutions

The Carbon Copy is a co-production of Post Script Media and Canary Media.

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