NEW: Climate Power Report Finds That Since the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, 170k+ Clean Energy Jobs Across 44 States Have Been Announced
President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ clean energy plan is delivering America’s clean energy boom
Washington, D.C. — In just under a year since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ clean energy plan has helped turbocharge our clean energy economy to new heights. Over the past year, clean energy businesses have announced or moved forward with more than 170,600 jobs across 44 states, according to Climate Power’s new report. The report details 272 new clean energy projects, ranging from manufacturing electric vehicles in Arizona to developing solar infrastructure in Florida, totaling $278 billion in new investments.
“Thanks to President Biden and the Democrats’ clean energy plan, made-in-America manufacturing jobs are coming back to the U.S.,” said Lori Lodes, Climate Power’s Executive Director. “In just a year, we’ve seen Bidenomics supercharge our economy—the clean energy plan is delivering for families right now with good paying jobs that will grow the middle class and create a healthier, cleaner future. But Congressional MAGA Republicans are dead set on killing our clean energy economy even while extreme weather devastates their communities. It’s clear who has been fighting for America’s middle class: President Biden and Democrats.”
Because of the Biden Administration’s clean energy policies, communities across the country are becoming more resilient to the devastating impacts of climate change and our clean energy economy continues to add new employees to the workforce. Additionally, most of the clean energy projects and growth in the past year have occurred in congressional districts represented by Republicans. Thus far, 152 clean energy projects in 92 Republican held districts have moved forward with 96,216 new jobs, totaling over $224.8 billion in investments.
The Inflation Reduction Act has touched Americans in every corner of the country, with rural towns, big cities, and every community in between reaping the benefits. The clean energy boom in America has only just begun.