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The Washington Post: Big Oil investors reject calls for stricter climate goals — so far

Posted by Maxine Joselow on May 13, 2022

The Washington Post reported on federal clean energy tax credit negotiations, citing AEE-led meetings with Senator Joe Manchin and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to discuss the policy. Read snippets below and the full article here.

Clean energy executives on Thursday met separately with Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to discuss the clean energy tax credits in President Biden's stalled budget reconciliation bill.

The meetings were organized by Advanced Energy Economy, an energy industry trade association, and included executives from SunPower and EDF Renewables. The conversation with Manchin lasted about half an hour and focused on the importance of production-based manufacturing credits, a staffer with Advanced Energy Economy told The Climate 202, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe the politically sensitive discussion.

The energy trade association also sent a letter to senators, the White House and the Commerce Department calling for the passage of the clean energy tax credits and a halt to Commerce's investigation into solar panel makers from four Asian countries.

Read the full article here.

Topics: Federal Policy, AEE In The News, Nat Kreamer