Clean energy companies press for BBB

Source: BY MATTHEW CHOI, Politico • Posted: Monday, January 24, 2022

More than 260 companies that employ workers in the clean energy industry are making the economic case for passage of the stalled Build Back Better Act. In a letter to Democratic leaders today, the companies argued that each month of delay on the bill is an estimated $2 billion in lost economic activity. “That means missed economic opportunities in energy transition communities. That means fewer jobs in domestic mills producing steel for solar and wind projects,” the letter said. “And it means a delay in building the American manufacturing base and workforce into a global clean energy powerhouse.”

Democrats are open to breaking up the bill , sparing the climate provisions that could muster the 50 votes necessary to pass under budget reconciliation.