The Inflation Reduction Act's Climate and Energy Provisions: A Six-Month Progress Report
Save the date for a full-day conference on the progress of the energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, a signature piece of legislation from the Biden Administration! This conference will convene national experts from academia; business; non-governmental, advocacy and research organizations; and, state and federal government agencies, alongside other noted practitioners, to share key insights and perspectives. Experts will discuss successes and assess challenges federal agencies face when implementing the climate and energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act six months after its enactment. The event will explore opportunities, challenges, barriers, and lessons-learned post-enactment and since the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.
The event will help identify issues and decisions federal agencies and other officials are contending with regarding renewable energy development and climate change mitigation and adaptation measures and related programs. Scholars from American University's Center for Environmental Policy at the School of Public Affairs and their co-hosts, the Environmental Energy Management Institute at GW and the Security and Sustainability Forum, will lead panel discussions on how well the IRA’s project approval mechanisms address immediate resilience needs, while making investments that hold up in a changing climate. The Inflation Reduction Act's Climate and Energy Provisions: A Six-Month Progress Report also will explore the extent to which federal support and programs for renewable energy and climate are already effective, and where federal programs can be improved to better serve communities and achieve the country’s current climate goals.
The full-day event is open to the public. Federal employees and contractors, industry, NGO staff working on research, programs, and policies relevant to renewable energy development and climate change solutions, and interested faculty and students are encouraged to attend.