The Clean Energy Plan
There’s a clean energy boom in America—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.
It will lower Americans’ energy costs, make our infrastructure more resilient, and put our country on the road to energy independence.
In just one year, Biden’s landmark climate investment has created over 170,600 new clean energy jobs across the country.
Since August 2022, more than 272 additional clean energy projects like this one have been created in the U.S., paving the way for more good paying jobs everywhere.
President Biden’s plan for the clean energy economy also invests in an affordable and reliable energy grid—instead of wasting money on dirty energy that pollutes our communities’ air and water, overheats the planet, and creates even more extreme weather.
But this is ONLY the beginning.
Find out how the largest-ever investments in clean energy will create jobs and lower costs for your family:
New Clean Energy Jobs Since the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
Sourced from news announcements since August 16, 2022
Lowering costs for families
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. Buying a used or new electric vehicle? Tax credits of $4,000-$7,500 are available.
Communities across the country will also see around a 25% reduction in energy cost burdens from heating and cooling, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $3.5 billion in funding for energy efficiency programs — homeowners and renters alike.2
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.
Creating jobs & supercharging the clean energy economy
Clean energy creates jobs. By investing $369 billion in climate action and turbocharging our clean energy future, President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act creates millions of good-paying, family-supporting careers while reducing the deficit by $300 billion over the next decade. Since passage of the law, businesses have already announced more than 100,000 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 jobs4 and protect communities from polluted air and groundwater. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates $4.2 billion of funding to do just that.
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 both constructing and repairing critical infrastructure, putting people to work to help communities build climate resiliency with reliable roads, ports, bridges, and buildings.
Cutting pollution & helping Americans live healthier lives
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.
Just recently, 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.
The Inflation Reduction Act cuts pollution by 40% this decade by investing in clean energy. And that helps keep families safe—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 climate impacts in frontline communities—disproportionately Black and brown communities.
At the same time, 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
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 and delivered 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.
President Biden’s plan:
- Increases production of clean energies like wind and solar,
- Invests in a climate-resilient grid,
- Creates millions of good jobs,
- 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
Join the fight
President Biden and Democrats in Congress have delivered long-overdue wins for families and climate action. But this is only the beginning.
The fight doesn’t end here. Americans must demand even more bold climate action to lower costs and ensure a healthier, clean energy future.
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