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Statement: House infrastructure bill includes many positives for clean energy

Clean energy tax incentives are an important part of the pathway to increased renewables
For Immediate Release.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill Wednesday. The Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2) includes a number of provisions on clean energy, including extensions for clean energy tax incentives. Specifically, critical extensions for solar and wind energy tax credits, expanded incentives for electric vehicles and energy efficiency, and new credits for energy storage. 

Environment America’s Go Solar Campaign Associate Ben Sonnega issued the following statement on the bill’s passing:

“Clean energy tax incentives are one of the best policies America has to advance clean energy and bring about cleaner air, cleaner water and a more stable climate.“ Tax incentives have spurred tremendous growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency over the last decade, and the passage of H.R. 2 is a step in the right direction for continuing that progress.

“We urge the Senate to adopt these same vital clean energy measures. Congress must ensure that critical clean energy tax programs are a core part of our nation’s plans to build the cleaner, healthier future we need coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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