IRAirl: The IRA Turns 1!

This is Evergreen’s IRAirl, where we highlight how the climate investments within the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are benefiting communities across America—in real life (irl).

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The 411:

The IRA is the largest investment in climate and clean energy in American history. And since its passage one year ago, it’s been fostering a thriving clean energy economy around the country. From incentives driving an American “manufacturing renaissance,” to the creation of over 170,000 new jobs already, it’s clear the IRA isn’t slowing its roll. On top of that, booms in industries like solar and electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing have opened the door for the U.S. to become a leader in the global clean transition, galvanizing both domestic and foreign private investment that’s boosting the U.S. economy. These impacts are felt from the top, down. Americans from the Midwest to the Southeast and beyond are benefiting from lower costs, better jobs, and healthier communities. And a record amount of those investments going to those from historically disadvantaged communities, thanks to the Biden administration’s Justice40 Initiative. At the time of its passage, the IRA carried the weight of great expectations. A mere 365 days into its implementation, the IRA is soaring past those expectations and making our clean energy future a reality—with so much more to come.

At a Glance:

6 issues to watch as climate law remakes the energy sector | E&E | Brian Dabbs, David Iaconangelo | 8.10.23

A Year of Impact: The Anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act | Center for American Progress | 8.9.23


Year after Biden’s climate bill sees spike in renewable energy investment, industry says | The Hill | Rahel Frazin | 8.7.23


Biden's Climate Law Halves US Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050: Study | Bloomberg | David Baker, Eric Roston | 8.2.23


US doubles renewable subsidies to $15.6 billion in last seven years, EIA says | Reuters | 8.2.23


Offshore wind could supply 25% of U.S. power by 2050 — study | E&E | Heather Richards | 8.2.23


Charts: US clean energy developers are hyped about post-IRA prospects | Canary Media | Eric Wessoff | 7.28.23


US Steel CEO Hails IRA as a ‘Manufacturing Renaissance Act’ | Bloomberg | Eddie Spence & Kailey Leinz | 7.28.23


Heat pumps sold so fast in Maine, the state just upped its target | Canary Media | Alison F. Takemura | 7.27.23


ONE YEAR OF OUR CLEAN ENERGY BOOM | Climate Power | 7.25.23

How COVID and Biden's climate law could usher in an era of green housing | Axios | Ben Geman | 8.8.23


At least 13 projects vie for $1.2B in carbon removal | E&E | Corbin Hiar | 8.8.23


Biden signs order protecting Grand Canyon lands sacred to tribes | E&E | Scott Streater | 8.8.23


4 new offshore wind power projects proposed for New Jersey Shore; 2 would be far out to sea | AP | Wayne Parry | 8.4.23


Biden heads to sweltering Southwest to tout climate work | E&E | Robin Bravender | 8.7.23


Calif. quarterly clean car sales hit 25% for first time | E&E | Anne C. Mulkern | 8.3.23


In battleground Pa., federal climate funds will train workers | E&E | Adam Aton | 8.2.23


Redefining America’s ‘Energy Communities’ Can Boost Clean Energy Investment Where It’s Needed Most | WRI | Rajat Shrestha, Sujata Rajpurohit, Devashree Saha | 7.31.23


Young workers are flocking to renewable jobs, but the sector remains short on labor, reports show | Utility Dive | Diana DiGangi | 8.1.23

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