BlueGreen Alliance Joins Center for American Progress and environmental leaders in a letter to the U.S. Department of Treasury on Credit Enhancements Pertaining to Prevailing Wages and Registered Apprenticeship Requirements in the Inflation Reduction Act
These incentives are the keystone of the climate, justice, and jobs strategy that motivated this legislation, and efficient implementation of them will be critical to meeting our climate goals.
Not only are these tax incentives desperately needed as investments in clean energy, but they also mean we can build the clean energy economy in a way that empowers workers with high quality, accessible, family sustaining jobs; ensures a stable, well-qualified workforce on current publicly-supported projects; and builds a pipeline of workers for decades to come.
The Inflation Reduction Act directly linked clean energy investments to construction labor standards–specifically prevailing wages and registered apprenticeship programs. These two standards form the bedrock of assurance that the construction jobs associated with the clean energy infrastructure resulting from this legislation will be good jobs attached to training pipelines. In addition to the following detailed recommendations, overall we believe that implementation must maintain the explicit intent of the legislation to create high quality jobs in the United States that are connected to training pathways.
See the letter.