The BlueGreen Alliance recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Treasury in response to a proposed rule related to prevailing wage and registered apprenticeship standards associated with the clean energy tax credits passed in the historic Inflation Reduction Act.
In its comments, the BlueGreen Alliance writes:
“The Inflation Reduction Act is a game-changing law that is already reshaping the clean economy for the better. The success of the law, in large part, is dependent on the exacting implantation of the agencies responsible for administering this law. The clean energy tax credits are the center piece to that success and will leverage billions of dollars of private investment geared towards deploying renewable and clean energy projects across the country. Treasury and the IRS are now tasked with ensuring that this quickly growing clean economy has high-quality, equitable union jobs at its heart. Given the provisions in the proposed rule, we are confident that Treasury will ensure that these projects pay a fair wage, expand career pathways to marginalized groups through RAPs, and center the needs of communities hosting these projects.”
Read the full comments below.