Statement: Build Back Better Framework is great news for clean energy

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Josh Chetwynd

Megan Severson

Wisconsin Environment

MADISON — President Joe Biden released a framework of the Build Back Better Act Thursday after weeks of intense internal negotiations. The act, which will move through Congress via the budget reconciliation process, would make historic investments in clean energy, including 10 years of tax credits that could lower the costs of rooftop solar by 30% and bring down the cost of an electric vehicle by up to $12,500.

Wisconsin Environment’s State Director Megan Severson released the following statement:

“Wisconsinites know the cost of inaction on climate far outweighs the cost of acting now. We can’t wait any longer. The proposed Build Back Better Framework would be a game-changer in tackling the climate crisis. It clears the way for our country to more easily tap abundant clean energy from the sun and wind and will usher in a decade of clean energy growth by making renewables less expensive for consumers and businesses. It’s a win-win for Wisconsinites and our environment. 

“We urge Congress to move forward as soon as possible with both the Build Back Better Act and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which makes complementary investments in the power grid, clean air, clean water and electric vehicle infrastructure.”