WASHINGTON, November 5, 2021 – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and continued to advance the Build Back Better Act, paving the way for a historic investment in advanced energy.
Federal policy director Leah Rubin Shen of the national business association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released the following statement:
“AEE applauds the House passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will support programs that save energy, make our grid more reliable, and facilitate the expanding use of electric vehicles. We also applaud the forward movement on the Build Back Better Act and call on the House and Senate to pass it as quickly as possible. The Build Back Better Act would build on the commitments made by the bipartisan infrastructure bill through additional investments in energy efficiency, grid resilience, and electric vehicles. It would also unlock significant private investment in clean electricity and advanced energy manufacturing through already existing as well as new refundable tax credits.
“If both these measures are ultimately signed into law, advanced energy companies, including those in electric transportation, renewables, and distributed energy generation and management, will be empowered to further scale up the technologies that will get the U.S. on a path toward a 100% clean energy future.
“We applaud today’s forward progress and look forward to Congress taking swift action to pass the Build Back Better Act in order to fully capitalize on the economic opportunity in clean energy.”