9 Days ‘til Default: 85,000 Clean Energy Jobs in Communities of Color at Risk Due to House GOP’s Default on America Act
Washington, D.C. – The House GOP’s attempt to roll back President Biden’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act is putting 85,000 new jobs in communities of color across the United States in jeopardy.
According to a new report from Climate Power, a majority of the new clean energy jobs and projects stemming from the Biden administration’s clean energy plan are located in communities of color. 129 projects across 34 states totaling $100.34 billion in investments have announced or furthered more than 85,000 new clean energy jobs.
Since the passage of the IRA there are:
- 71 new clean energy projects, spurring $42.7 billion in investment and 42,513 new clean energy jobs in Black communities.
- 43 new clean energy projects, spurring $28.5 billion in investment and 35,105 new clean energy jobs in Latino communities.
- 48 new clean energy projects, spurring $32.2 billion in investment and 37,987 new clean energy jobs in Native American communities.
- 22 new clean energy projects, spurring $8.2 billion in investment and 14,303 new clean energy jobs in Asian/Asian American communities.
- 40 new clean energy projects, spurring $48.7 billion in investment and 33,397 new clean energy jobs in Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander communities.