IRAirl: A Clean Future is a Better Future

This is Evergreen’s IRAirl, where we highlight how the climate investments within the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) are benefiting communities across America—in real life (irl).

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The 411:

Just weeks after Congressional Republicans tried to repeal President Biden’s signature climate and clean energy law, more than 100 million Americans were placed under air pollution alerts, reminding us all that bold climate action is a matter of life and death. But even as we wait for the smoke to clear from the skies, good news is on the horizon. Thanks to investments from the IRA, the Southeastern U.S. is emerging as an burgeoning EV and battery beltway, and across the board, American manufacturing is booming at a “wildly fast rate.”These transformative clean energy investments are creating good-paying jobs, ramping down dependence on toxic oil and gas, and safeguarding and trainingthose on the frontlines of the transition. While the scenes of air pollution blanketing the country following this week’s disastrous wildfires is a sobering reminder of the threat we face, the IRA is making an impact now to kickstart our chance at a better future.

At a Glance:


This Georgia program is training a huge cleantech manufacturing workforce | Canary Media | Alison Takemura | 6.9.23


Clean energy’s Made-in-America movement could bring jobs for coal miners | Canary Media | Alison F. Takemura | 6.6.23 


The remarkable upsurge in US clean energy manufacturing, in charts | Canary Media | Dan McCarthy & Maria Virginia Olano | 6.6.23


GE hiring 200 for new $50 million turbine line in Schenectady | Times Union | Rick Karlin | 5.23.23


U.S. solar industry has best 1st quarter in history | E&E | Jason Plautz | 6.8.23


EV sales in U.S. expected to more than triple by 2026 | E&E | Mike Lee | 6.8.23


The US is building factories at a wildly fast rate | Business Insider | Noah Sheidlower | 6.8.23


President Joe Biden: Investing In America | The White House | 6.6.23


Rooftop community solar projects a key IRA thrust | pv magazine | Michael Shoeck | 6.8.23


A rapid shift to electric cars would save 89,000 lives — if it’s powered by renewables | Grist | Max Graham | 6.7.23


US residential heat pump sales pass gas furnaces for first time as interest in efficiency tech surges: IEA | Utility Dive | Robert Walton | 6.7.23


How Green New Dealers became Washington power players | E&E | Kelsey Brugger | 6.6.23


As offshore wind projects and policies grow, floating turbines will be key to Biden’s 30 GW by 2030 goal | Utility Dive | Diana DiGangi | 6.6.23


US wind manufacturing makes a comeback thanks to Inflation Reduction Act | Canary Media | Maria Gallucci | 6.5.23


Minnesota Emerges as the Midwest’s Leader in the Clean Energy Transition | Inside Climate News | Aydali Campa | 5.31.23


Clean energy spending to top oil and gas this year, IEA says | E&E | Shelby Webb | 5.26.23



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