Infrastructure Bill Aims To Curb GHGs Via Grid, Nuclear, EV Measures

August 4, 2021
The bipartisan infrastructure bill being debated on the Senate floor includes multiple provisions to directly or indirectly cut carbon emissions in several sectors, including efforts to eliminate barriers to power transmission lines, preserve existing nuclear plants and coordinate federal- and private-sector plans on vehicle electrification. The legislative text, however, also scales back some provisions’ ambitions compared to earlier reports of the emerging deal, including federal incentives for various types of low-carbon manufacturing. Details of the sprawling roughly $1 trillion package...

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