Climate Power Applauds Union-Led Jobs Created by Biden Clean Energy Plan: IBEW Signs Deal to Build Largest Clean Energy Project in U.S. History

Washington, D.C. – Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) signed an agreement to build the biggest clean energy project in U.S. history. The agreement will create 2,000 new construction jobs, including 500 IBEW union-filled transmission construction jobs to build a 580-mile transmission line across Arizona and New Mexico, bringing wind power to 3 million homes across the Southwest. The project was made possible by investments in President Biden’s clean energy plan. 

“This is a huge win for the middle class and rate-payers across the Southwest. These good-paying union jobs will support thousands of families in Arizona and New Mexico and will ease the financial pressure that utility bills often put on households, especially during extreme heat events. We applaud this massive step forward in job creation and lowered costs  made possible by President Biden’s historic investments in Made-in-America clean energy,” said Climate Power senior advisor for the clean energy economy Alex Wall.

Six congressional Republicans representing Arizona voted against these jobs and lowering energy costs for their constituents. 

  • Rep. Eli Crane, (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Andy Biggs, (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Debbie Lesko, (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Juan Ciscomani, (R-AZ)
  • Rep. Paul Gosar, (R-AZ)
  • Rep. David Schweikert, (R-AZ)