Federal leadership to grow clean energy and reduce carbon emissions has been long overdue. Fresh Energy is thrilled to see that ambitious climate action and equity investments play a pivotal role in the White House’s jobs and infrastructure plan released on March 31, 2021. Fresh Energy applauds the Biden Administration’s comprehensive and pragmatic approach to reimagining and rebuilding the American economy.
“This is what federal leadership on clean energy and energy-related economic development should look like,” said Michael Noble, executive director of Fresh Energy. “We have not seen a federal infrastructure investment on this scale in decades and this plan signals that the United States is open for business and ready to rejoin the global stage to make advancements in clean energy and equitable decarbonization.”
“This announcement comes at a time when the Minnesota Legislature is on the cusp of making critical decisions that will affect clean energy, emissions standards, and infrastructure planning for decades to come,” said Justin Fay, lead director of public affairs at Fresh Energy. “It is clear that a significant investment will be made in establishing a clean energy economy in the United States and Minnesota should work strategically to take full advantage of new federal resources.”
The Biden Administration’s $2 trillion “American Jobs Plan” would, among other things, provide funding for electric vehicle infrastructure and incentives, build and retrofit energy-efficient affordable housing, give much-needed upgrades to our electric grid, fund research and development to address the climate crisis, and center clean energy technology and clean energy jobs.
Learn more about how federal climate and infrastructure plans can deliver good paying, clean energy jobs and provide a path to 100% clean electricity by 2035 at Fresh Energy’s April 9 virtual event with U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Fresh Energy’s J. Drake Hamilton, and climate leaders. Learn more and register.