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Top 8 BGA Priorities in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a robust package to revitalize U.S. manufacturing and grow clean energy around the country, invest in economic and racial justice programs, and support and create the good-paying, union jobs we need to give all workers the opportunity for a middle-class life.

Senate Reconciliation Bill Holds Massive Job Creation, Emissions Reduction Potential 

The BlueGreen Alliance immediately got to work combing through the more than 100 investments included in the Inflation Reduction Act and has completed an initial analysis of the potential job creation and emissions reduction benefits of just a handful of those investments. What we found is that those investments alone will create hundreds of thousands of jobs. 

The Defense Production Act: A Toolbox to Spur Clean Manufacturing

On June 6th, President Biden made waves among policy wonks and activists alike by invoking a Korean War-era law to revitalize manufacturing and take on the climate crisis. Citing authority under the Defense Production Act (DPA), the President gave a legal green light for the federal government to directly purchase five clean energy goods from U.S. manufacturers: solar panel parts, heat pumps, building insulation, green hydrogen inputs, and electric grid components.

With New Purchasing Guidance, Biden Administration Reaffirms Commitment to American Manufacturing 

The Biden administration today released new guidance on the application of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Build America Buy America (BABA) policy. BABA expands, harmonizes, and modernizes Buy America domestic content preferences to more infrastructure programs and projects. In response to the release of the new guidance, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive…

FOUR QUESTIONS: Cleaner Steel Here in the US

A new study finds the United States to be among the cleanest steel producing nations. This study shows that American steel manufacturers are poised to lead the industrial transformation that can help reassert U.S. leadership in manufacturing, create good jobs and fight climate change.

Buy Clean on the Federal Stage – From Concept to Reality

On December 8, 2021, President Biden released Executive Order 14057 (EO), “Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability,” and the accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan, officially launching the first-ever national Buy Clean program. In his EO, President Biden outlined pathways for the federal government to use its scale and procurement power to help achieve net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050. Buy Clean policy is included in this strategy for the first time ever in federal procurement. 

As House Nears Build Back Better Act Vote, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur Joins Labor and Environmental Leaders to Discuss Job Creation Potential for Ohio and Passage of Infrastructure Package

As the U.S. House of Representatives nears a vote on the Build Back Better Act, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) joined the BlueGreen Alliance, Ohio AFL-CIO, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Policy Matters Ohio, and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) for a virtual press briefing on the need to pass the bill.