Washington, D.C. — Today the Biden administration announced a series of actions to deploy funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the bipartisan infrastructure package, aimed at reducing emissions from the industrial sector. The plan includes nearly $10 billion in Energy Department funding aimed at “clean hydrogen” manufacturing and a Buy Clean Task Force from the Council on Environmental Quality to target federal procurement of lower-emission materials. In response, Mike Williams, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
The Biden administration is harnessing its own purchasing power and leveraging trade and the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to help achieve U.S. climate goals for the manufacturing sector. The actions outlined today will encourage the domestic production of low-carbon products such as steel and cement, position the United States to benefit from new and innovative industries, and help create good-paying union jobs.
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