New guidebook will help realize climate law’s benefits
New resource from the White House will help individuals, businesses, cities, states and community organizations tap programs to save energy, save money and act on climate change, including tax credits for rooftop solar and electric vehicles.
In 2022, Congress enacted an Environment America-backed law designed to reduce U.S. emissions 40 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. A new guidebook just released by the Biden-Harris administration details Inflation Reduction Act programs individuals, businesses, cities, states and community organizations can utilize, including tax credits for rooftop solar and electric vehicles.
“Climate change is a problem that impacts all of us,” said Lisa Frank, executive director of Environment America’s Washington Legislative Office. “Now, the Inflation Reduction Act helps us all be part of the solution too, by making it cheaper and easier for Americans to go solar, purchase an electric vehicle or weatherize their home. This new implementation guidebook will help raise awareness of new tax incentives and other programs we can use to take President Biden up on this historic offer to save energy, save money and save the planet. We’re excited to put it to work.”
Environment America and Environment America Research & Policy Center are teeming up with U.S. PIRG and U.S. PIRG Education Fund to educate consumers about the new climate and clean energy programs available to them. The Clean Energy Home Toolkit provides a one-stop-shop for guides and resources for weatherizing your home, cutting energy bills, buying an electric car, and information on the rebates & incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act.
PennEnvironment Executive Director David Masur responded, “The Inflation Reduction Act’s tax credits and climate programs will help Pennsylvanians breathe cleaner air, make their homes more energy efficient and expand our use of clean, renewable energy. Thanks to the new Implementation Guidebook, it’ll be easier for cities, school districts, community organizations and all Pennsylvanians to understand and utilize these beneficial programs.”