Nat Keohane on House passage of the Build Back Better Act

Statement of Nathaniel Keohane
President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

November 19, 2021

On House passage of the Build Back Better Act:

“The Build Back Better Act represents the single-largest investment in our nation’s low-carbon future, establishing a foundation for a modern, clean energy economy. The clean energy tax credits and investments included will spur innovation, deploy new technology, dramatically cut climate pollution, and make American companies more competitive globally. These investments will be key drivers in the transition to a thriving and resilient zero-carbon economy. And they would work even more effectively alongside a price on carbon pollution that would leverage the low carbon advantage of domestic industries while achieving the deep, economy-wide emission reductions we need.

“It’s clear that while the Build Back Better Act is not yet across the finish line, the U.S. Senate has an historic opportunity to create clean energy jobs, meaningfully reduce our risks from climate change, and make investments in the economic future of our communities. As businesses and policymakers voice their support, momentum continues to build toward the passage of this historic legislation, firmly establishing the United States as a global climate leader in the 21st century.”

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