House Ways & Means must advance legislation to support critical carbon-free technologies, groups urge Committee leadership
WASHINGTON — Today, Clean Air Task Force joined a cadre of climate-focused NGOs to urge the House Ways & Means Committee to advance legislation that will establish and extend clean energy tax credits to critical emerging and enabling carbon-free technologies, citing the way such policies would help the U.S. combat the climate crisis, create jobs, reinvigorate industrial communities in the U.S., and alleviate burdens on communities disproportionately impacted by the negative health impacts of air pollution.
The letter, addressed to House Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), is signed by Clean Air Task Force, Bipartisan Policy Center, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), Data for Progress, and Third Way. It calls for a policy framework that includes investment in critical technologies, including:
- Advanced Energy Manufacturing
- Energy Storage
- Carbon Capture & Storage
- Advanced and existing nuclear power
- Sustainable Aviation Fuels
“The House Ways & Means Committee has the opportunity to act decisively in the energy tax space to support clean and emerging technologies,” said CATF Federal Policy Director Lindsey Baxter Griffith. “By supporting a suite of clean energy incentives that together will create business certainty over the next decade, the committee would be taking a critical step toward unleashing the clean energy investment and innovation we need to create American jobs, solve the climate crisis, and improve air quality for communities across the country. Going bold on clean energy tax policy is essential to building healthier and stronger communities. That is why we strongly support a comprehensive approach, outlined in our letter to the committee.”
Troy Shaheen, Communications Director, U.S., [email protected], +1 845-750-1189
About Clean Air Task Force
Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. We work towards these objectives through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector. With nearly 25 years of nationally and internationally recognized expertise on clean air policy and regulations and a fierce commitment to fully exploring all potential solutions. CATF is headquartered in Boston, with staff working virtually around the U.S. and abroad.