Contributed Utility Dive article by Chris Deri, a senior managing director at Teneo, a global CEO consulting and advisory firm, and Sasha Mackler, executive director of the Energy Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
Despite an unending global pandemic, increased geopolitical tensions, and ongoing domestic political disorder, 2021 delivered encouraging progress to address climate change. In the U.S., the bipartisan infrastructure legislation unleashed massive new energy and climate programs. Globally, the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow solidified many new government commitments and public-private partnerships. Investors poured more than $120 billion into environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds, on a trajectory to reach $1 trillion by 2025. And now 600 of the largest 2,000 publicly traded global companies have announced net zero targets. Continue reading here.
FROM THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING ROOM
- The Biden-Harris Plan to Revitalize American Manufacturing and Secure Critical Supply Chains in 2022, February 24, 2022
Today, on the one-year anniversary of President Biden’s executive order, seven cabinet agencies published reports identifying key weaknesses in some of the nation’s most crucial supply chains, and devising multi-year strategies to address those weaknesses. The White House also published a capstone report that provides an overview of the key actions the Biden-Harris Administration has taken over the past year to reduce the vulnerability of U.S. supply chains across a range of key sectors. And in the coming months, a number of federal departments and agencies, including the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor (DOL), will host regional summits that will bring together stakeholders to discuss opportunities to align regional economic development strategies with the national supply chain strategy.
- Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Delivering Results 100 Days into Infrastructure Implementation
- FACT SHEET: Securing a Made in America Supply Chain for Critical Minerals
- President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Nebraska Disaster Declaration
BUILD BACK BETTER
IBEW, NRDC Call on Congress to Pass Build Back Better, NRDC News Release
WASHINGTON – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) sent a letter to members of Congress this week urging swift passage of the Build Back Better Act. The joint letter, signed by the president of each organization, is a clear demonstration of the pressure building for this legislation, which will create high-quality union jobs while making much-needed investments in clean energy.