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Climate jobs statement on proposed rule for Inflation Reduction Act’s labor standards
September 1, 2023—This week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released proposed rulemaking on the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) labor standards, which include prevailing wage and apprenticeship utilization requirements that apply to many of the IRA’s most powerful clean energy incentives.
New poll shows voters support offshore wind, strong labor standards
June 15, 2023—Voters in key states overwhelmingly support building offshore wind energy with strong labor standards, including paying living wages and good benefits, according to a new poll released today by the Climate Jobs National Resource Center and conducted by Impact Research. The poll found that voters believe offshore wind energy will strengthen local economies.
Climate Jobs statement on Treasury’s proposed regulation on direct-pay
June 14, 2023—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released proposed regulation on the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) direct-pay provision, which allows for the cash payment of the IRA’s clean energy tax credits to public sector and other tax-exempt entities, including local governments, many public school districts, and nonprofits.
Climate Jobs statement on Treasury’s guidance on energy communities
April 04, 2023—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance related to implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s incentives for clean energy investments in energy communities.
Climate Jobs statement on Treasury’s Inflation Reduction Act guidance
November 29, 2022—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance related to implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act.
“Ready to get to work”: Climate jobs leaders react to Inflation Reduction Act
August 16, 2022—President Biden signed into law a sweeping climate jobs investment that is poised to transform the renewable energy economy, slash emissions and pollution, and create millions of good union jobs across the country.
U.S. labor leaders: IPCC report underscores urgency of “climate hope” in pro-worker action
April 4, 2022—Climate jobs leaders from across the United States responded to the latest IPCC report, which highlights the urgency of adopting climate solutions and transitioning to renewable energy to stave off the worst impacts of the climate crisis.
White House announces school building action plan as unions call for carbon-free and healthy schools
April 22, 2022—Labor leaders joined Vice President Kamala Harris to unveil a national initiative to invest federal dollars in climate upgrades for public school buildings that will slash carbon emissions, support healthier classrooms and school communities, create good union jobs, save school districts money, and advance racial equity.
U.S. labor leaders respond to IPCC report, urge swift action
February 28, 2022—Climate jobs leaders from across the United States responded to the latest IPCC report, which spells out the dire costs and consequences of the impacts of the climate crisis, arguing that the updated climate science underscores the urgency of taking bold, science-backed, and pro-worker climate action to build an equitable renewable energy economy.