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Americans want action on clean energy—and President Biden and Democrats in Congress are making it happen.

The Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy provisions mean investing $369 billion in a healthier, more prosperous and just future—and not a moment too soon.

This means new business opportunities and new clean energy jobs in our communities. In fact, since President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law in August 2022, more than 100,000 new, good-paying, family-supporting jobs have been announced in the clean energy industry.

We will lower Americans’ energy costs, make our infrastructure more resilient, and put our country on the road to energy independence.

These actions will cut pollution in half this decade by investing in clean energy and an affordable, reliable grid—instead of wasting money on dirty energy that pollutes our communities’ air and water, overheats the planet, and creates even more extreme weather.

President Biden and climate champions in Congress have made incredible progress in protecting American families for generations to come.

But this is only the beginning.

Find out how the largest-ever investments in clean energy, pollution reduction, and climate-resilient infrastructure will create jobs and lower costs for your family:

New Clean Energy Jobs Since the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

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Lowering costs for families

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The Inflation Reduction Act helps families save money on their energy bills by ramping up investment in clean energy—like wind and solar—rather than more dirty energy that spreads carbon pollution and causes climate change. And it does all this without raising taxes on anyone making under $400,000. 1

Families can save more than $1,000 each year on their energy costs thanks to the clean energy tax credits. Families can also earn up to $14,000 in rebates for energy-efficient home upgrades. For some people, that will mean 100% of the costs will be covered. If you’re buying a used or new electric vehicle, tax credits of $4,000-$7,500 are available. This means you could buy an electric vehicle for under $20,000.

Homeowners and renters alike get to take advantage of these lower costs. 2 Communities across the country will see around a 25% reduction in energy cost burdens from heating and cooling, as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $3.5 billion in funding for energy efficiency programs go into effect.

President Biden is helping Americans save money by ramping up the clean energy industry—from solar panels to heat pumps, building insulation, and modernizing the power grid—right here in America. This also means more efficient and cheaper energy for American consumers.

Creating jobs & supercharging the clean energy economy

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Clean energy creates jobs. By investing $369 billion in climate action and turbocharging our clean energy future, the Inflation Reduction Act creates millions of good-paying, family-supporting careers while reducing the deficit by $300 billion over the next 10 years. Since becoming law, businesses have already announced they’re creating more than 100,000 new clean energy jobs. 3

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is creating even more jobs by investing $108 billion into upgrading the nation’s energy grid to be more efficient and reliable.

Plugging just 15% of America’s 3.2 million abandoned oil and gas wells could create 120,000 jobs. 4 The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates $4.2 billion of funding to do just that — creating jobs while protecting communities from polluted air and groundwater.

In the past decade, extreme weather and climate impacts have caused over $1 trillion in damages and 6,000 deaths. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law makes the largest investment ever in constructing and repairing critical infrastructure, putting people to work to help communities build climate resiliency with reliable roads, ports, bridges, and buildings.

The Biden Administration is creating more than 1.5 million jobs in the solar and offshore wind industries between the President’s pledge to build 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030 and the Department of Energy’s plan to generate 40% of the nation’s electricity with solar panels by 2035 and 45% by 2050.

Cutting pollution & helping Americans live healthier lives

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The Biden Administration has taken huge steps to cut pollution and protect Americans of all ages from the health impacts of poisoned air, water, and soil. Stopping pollution at the source, President Biden launched a comprehensive plan to cut methane emissions from new and existing oil and gas facilities and pipelines that cause ⅓ of today’s warming. 5 And the Environmental Protection Agency followed suit, reinstating limits on mercury and other toxic air pollution.

Nothing is more important than keeping you and your family healthy. The Inflation Reduction Act cuts pollution by 40% this decade by investing in clean energy—protecting Americans from pollution’s harms and preventing $2 trillion in climate impacts. As just one example, these reductions in air pollution will prevent nearly 100,000 asthma attacks.

The Inflation Reduction Act also invests $60 billion to address the legacy of pollution and climate impacts in frontline communities, disproportionately these are Black and brown communities.

On top of the $4.7 billion in funding to plug wells and prevent groundwater, air, and climate pollution in surrounding communities, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $55 billion to upgrade drinking water infrastructure, including $15 billion to replace lead pipes predominantly impacting communities of color and low-income neighborhoods. 6

The IRA is an historic investment in our water infrastructure

Groundbreaking action

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For years, Americans have needed leaders to do something about climate change — but haven’t been heard. Until now. President Biden and Democrats in Congress listened, delivering a landmark plan to take on the climate crisis. It’s the largest-ever reduction in carbon pollution, the biggest legislative win for the environmental movement in 50 years, and it’s long overdue.

The plan increases production of clean energies like wind and solar, invests in a climate-resilient grid, creates millions of good jobs, and lowers costs for hard-working Americans. Instead of more dirty energy that spreads carbon pollution, overheats our planet, and causes climate change. These climate actions will cut pollution in half. 7