“As Democrats sketch out a path forward for at least parts of President Joe Biden’s flagship Build Back Better Act, a group of over 260 companies on Monday called on Congress to urgently finalize negotiations on the legislation and seize “a once-in-a-generation opportunity” to deliver the “big, bold action to deliver the clean energy future Americans want and deserve.”
“The time to act is now,” the energy firms wrote in a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
Led by the American Clean Power Association, the letter touts both economic benefits and planet-heating emissions reductions that could be achieved through passage of climate-related provisions in the Build Back Better Act.
Calling themselves “leaders in the clean energy industry,” the letter’s signatories wrote that they “stand ready to deploy tens of billions of dollars to expand our domestic manufacturing capacity and to employ American workers to build the equipment and projects to power our clean energy transition.””
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Germanos, Andrea. Common Dreams 24 January 2022.