We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Interim Final Rule and Program Guidance on the Title 17 Innovative Technologies Loan Guarantee Program. As DOE works to implement this program, it must ensure that these investments address climate change and toxic pollution while ensuring funding translates into high-road, union jobs, and accessible jobs for workers of color, dislocated workers, and other segments of the population historically left behind. This includes supporting and growing pathways into good union jobs along the full supply chain.
The Title 17 Innovative Technologies Loan Guarantee Program is a critical opportunity to improve the deployment of clean technologies that are vital to meeting our climate goals while providing high-quality jobs in construction, operations and maintenance, and manufacturing. We hope that these recommendations will help DOE ensure the success of this program and look forward to supporting LPO throughout this process.
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