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MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading Experts to Speak on Energy Savings for Families in the Build Back Better Act
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Leading Experts to Speak on Energy Savings for Families in the Build Back Better Act

Washington, D.C. – Federal investments in clean electricity, electrification, and efficiency mean the average household will save $500 annually in reduced energy costs, according to a new report from Rhodium Group. The Build Back Better Act makes those historic investments in clean energy – creating jobs, lowering costs for working families, saving people money at the gas pump, keeping electricity affordable even with increased demand for more electric vehicles, and easing demand on natural gas.

Energy prices are on the rise. Fossil fuels introduce volatility and extra costs into our wallets, our health, and our climate. The fossil fuel industry is not just worsening climate change – it’s also proving vulnerable to the very same extreme weather it is creating. From deadly extreme weather in the last winter and summer to the disruptions caused by devastating hurricanes like Ida, households are feeling the pinch. Investing in clean energy will not only slow the pace of climate change, it will also help reduce household energy costs, according to a new column from the Center for American Progress. Sometimes the easiest answer is the right one: ahead of the COP26 in Glasgow, it’s time to embrace clean energy.

Please join Climate Power and the Center for American Progress for a press briefing on new data showing that the savings from clean energy investments like those in the Build Back Better agenda will deliver to families with experts John Larsen from Rhodium Group, and Trevor Higgins and Frances Colón of the Center for American Progress.

WHO

John Larsen, Director
Rhodium Group

Trevor Higgins, Senior Director, Domestic Climate and Energy
Center for American Progress

Frances Colón, Senior Director, International Climate and Energy
Center for American Progress

WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

WHERE

RSVP for this livestream event at this link.

For more information, please contact Ari Drennen at adrennen@americanprogress.org

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