Climate Power Statement on New Clean Energy Plan Funding to Bring Clean Energy to Communities Across America

Washington, D.C. –  In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of the winners of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund awarded under the National Clean Investment Fund and Clean Communities Investment Accelerator competitions, Climate Power En Acción deputy executive director Antonieta Cadiz issued the following statement:

“Today’s announcement will help people get the resources they need to make a difference in their communities. President Biden’s clean energy plan is already creating new opportunities across America, and there is so much more work to be done. Today’s awardees have the deep knowledge and experience to bring the clean energy future to life, particularly in low-income, Black, and brown communities — those who are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. President Biden knows that the climate crisis has disproportionately affected marginalized communities, and their leadership is crucial to right the wrongs of historic environmental injustice and inaction. The investments announced today will bring cleaner air, lower energy costs, and quality jobs to the communities most impacted by the toxic legacy of corporate polluters.”