Washington, D.C. – Today, 369 mayors – including Republicans, Democrats and Independents from all 50 states and the District of Columbia – sent a letter to Congress urging them to take immediate action on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework announced by President Biden and a group of Republican and Democratic Senators on June 24th.
In their letter, the mayors write, “This framework would be the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century – $1.2 trillion over eight years – to help make our economy more sustainable, resilient, and just.” Continue reading here.
The signers include Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird. The full text of the letter with all signatures can be found here.
About the United States Conference of Mayors
The United States Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are over 1,400 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.
ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
- Democrats reach deal on $3.5T price tag for infrastructure bill, The Hill
- Senate Budget Has Funds To Ensure Infrastructure Works As The Climate Changes, NPR Morning Edition. NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to EPA Administrator Michael Regan about his agency’s current priorities: including water infrastructure, environmental justice and clean transportation.
CNBC’S ANNUAL “AMERICA’S TOP STATES FOR BUSINESS” RATINGS
America’s Top States for Business 2021
To rank America’s Top States for Business in 2021, CNBC scored all 50 states on 85 metrics in 10 broad categories of competitiveness.
- The national debate over an infrastructure plan has highlighted the importance of everything from roads and bridges to electricity and broadband.
- Some states are already setting the pace with innovative policies that could be models for the rest of the country.
- CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business study rates the states on multiple infrastructure components.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Secretary Granholm Announces New Goal to Cut Costs of Long Duration Energy Storage by 90 Percent
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s new goal to reduce the cost of grid-scale, long duration energy storage by 90% within the decade. The second target within DOE’s Energy Earthshot Initiative, “Long Duration Storage Shot” sets bold goals to accelerate breakthroughs that store clean electricity to make it available anytime, anywhere and support more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions.
“We’re going to bring hundreds of gigawatts of clean energy onto the grid over the next few years, and we need to be able to use that energy wherever and whenever it’s needed,” said Secretary Granholm.