THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT OF 2022
On Sunday, August 7, 2022 the Senate – (significantly watered down from the original Build Back Better bill in order to capture the votes of two recalcitrant democrats, Joe Manchin and Krysten Lee Sinema) passed the biggest climate bill the US has ever seen.
On Friday, August 12, the House followed and sent the bill for signature to President Joe Biden.
On Monday, August 16, 2022 the President signed it, handing the pen to Senator Manchin after completion.
Not one Republican voted for it.
On September 13, the White House launched Cleanenergy.gov, a website that explains how consumers can take advantage of the clean energy tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act. The site provides information on the tax credits that are available for rooftop solar panels, heating and cooling systems, energy efficiency upgrades and electric vehicles. Consumers can also sign up to receive updates about incentives that will become available next year.
The site provides information on the tax credits that are available for rooftop solar panels, heating and cooling systems, energy efficiency upgrades and electric vehicles. Consumers can also sign up to receive updates about incentives that will become available next year. “About half of the energy costs for the average home come from HVAC units," a senior White House official told reporters Tuesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly. “For the first time, we've got a set of rebates and tax credits that will combine to help us reduce those costs by deploying electric heat pumps all across the country.”
*These are rough estimates because of changes to the drug price provisions in the bill after cost and savings estimates were released. Savings from the drug price negotiation policy may end up being lower, and the savings from limits on drug price increases are unofficial estimates based on an analysis by Don Schneider, a former chief economist of the House Ways and Means Committee. Figures are in billions and over 10 years.
Summary of the Energy Security and Climate Change Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022
Media Coverage…As It Happened
No Republicans signed on in the Senate or in the House
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