On September 24, the House passed H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, a $135 billion package that includes clean energy and workforce bills from the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
The bill would authorize major investments in Department of Energy (DOE) research and development programs, including for wind, solar, geothermal, carbon capture, and hydropower, and includes several energy efficiency provisions.
The bill, “represents a significant investment in clean energy infrastructure and job-creation,” noted Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer. “In addition to investing in clean energy production, distribution, and storage, this legislation sets new energy efficiency standards for buildings and provides funding for homes, schools, manufacturing facilities, and public buildings to upgrade and improve their energy efficiency. It makes bold investments in wind and solar, in advanced nuclear technologies, and in helping to decarbonize the fossil-fuel sector.”
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