Amid Clean Electricity Plan’s Demise, Hill Democrats Weigh Alternatives

October 20, 2021
Capitol Hill Democrats and the Biden administration are scrambling for potential alternatives to a $150 billion clean electricity plan being publicly rejected by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), with key lawmakers offering assurances that Congress will include significant climate-related investments in its budget “reconciliation” package. “There is no perfect substitute,” says one clean energy advocate, referring to the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP) -- now widely considered a political nonstarter in the 50-50 Senate -- that would provide incentives for power...

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