BlueGreen Alliance | Biden Administration’s Announcement Offers a Path for Cleaner Industries, Good Jobs in US

Biden Administration’s Announcement Offers a Path for Cleaner Industries, Good Jobs in US

March 8, 2023

The Biden administration today announced a suite of advancements related to industrial investment and Buy Clean procurement policies. Included in today’s announcements are:

  • The release of a U.S. Department of Energy Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) on the $5.812 billion Advanced Industrial Facilities Deployment program;
  • An accompanying White House Fact Sheet related to the FOA linking supply-side investments to the demand-side pull of clean procurement programs; and
  • Formation of a federal-state collaboration between 12 states and the federal government on clean procurement.

In response to the announcements, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:

“Today’s announcement of more than $6 billion for industrial investments will equip domestic manufacturers to make our economy’s essential materials—like steel, aluminum, and cement—in a way that supports good jobs, clean air, and climate action. Meanwhile, the new Federal-State Buy Clean Partnership will give certainty to businesses that there is a large, stable market to buy these cleaner products.

“How we buy things matters. The administration’s efforts to transform our federal procurement process will benefit U.S. workers and the environment. We’re proud that Buy Clean, a policy the BlueGreen Alliance and our partners pioneered in California, has become a priority for the Biden administration and become law in several states.

“We thank the administration for their work on these important policies to support clean manufacturing and look forward to continued collaboration building a clean, prosperous, and equitable future for all.”