A series of reports summarizing key findings from REPEAT Project analysis of proposed and recently enacted federal energy and climate policies.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) signed into law on November 15th contains billions of dollars for energy efficiency, electric vehicle charging, transmission networks, and historic investments in clean energy innovation. But how far will it cut U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases? What are the impacts of the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) still pending in Congress? Will current policies put the United States on track to cut emissions 50% below peak levels by 2030 and net-zero by 2050?
With Congress considering infrastructure and budget bills that would provide unprecedented public investments in clean energy infrastructure, clean vehicles, and other low-carbon solutions, the REPEAT Project is releasing this preliminary report on the national-scale impacts of the Build Back Better Act being considered in the House of Representatives (H.R. 5376, as reported by the Budget Committee on September 27, 2021) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684, as passed by the Senate on August 10, 2021).
Since release of our "Preliminary Report: The Climate Impact of Congressional Infrastructure and Budget Bills," on October 20th, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act ( H.R. 3684 ) on November 6th and introduced a new version of the Build Back Better Act ( H.R. 5376, RCP 117-18 ) on November 3, 2021.
There are a significant number of changes to the Build Back Better Act, which the REPEAT Project has carefully documented along with a thorough catalog of all climate and clean energy provisions in the final Infrastructure Bill in this document.
The REPEAT Project provides regular, timely, and independent environmental and economic evaluation of federal energy and climate policies as they’re proposed and enacted. Dive into the details for each of the policies analyzed by the project to date...
Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on November 19, 2021, the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) contains over $500 billion in tax credits, grants, rebates, and other policies to deploy clean electricity, electric vehicles, building electrification and efficiency, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, and low-carbon transportation fuels. The bill also funds agricultural practices that could sequester carbon in soils, provides funding to fight wildfires and protect forests, and imposes a fee on upstream emissions of methane in oil and gas sectors. It remains stalled in the U.S. Senate at this time.Read more