New Website Tracks Inflation Reduction Act’s Climate Provisions
Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Environmental Defense Fund unveiled a new website today to track implementation of the climate change-related provisions in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act. The website will also provide users with valuable information about the programs, protections, incentives, and tax credits offered through this historic legislation.
IRAtracker.org is a free resource that includes a searchable database of the Inflation Reduction Act’s climate change-related provisions and a tracker that records actions taken by federal agencies to implement those provisions.
“The Inflation Reduction Act can transform the nation’s energy sector and slash greenhouse gas emissions, but only if it is fully implemented, and governments and private entities take full advantage of its incentives,” said Professor Michael Gerrard, founder and faculty director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. “This website will help everyone understand what assistance is available, and also help track the progress (or, we hope not, lack of progress) in implementing its provisions.”
Read a blog post about the new website.
Activity to implement the Inflation Reduction Act has already started. IRAtracker.org shows 72 actions already taken by 11 different federal agencies. More will follow, and the site will be updated regularly to reflect future IRA agency implementations.
“The Inflation Reduction Act will be instrumental in helping our nation achieve a safer climate and environmental justice, all while reducing costs and creating thousands of jobs all across the country,” said Michael Panfil, EDF’s senior director of climate risk and clean power. “We hope this new website will serve as a free, publicly available resource that the American public can use to track the many opportunities the Inflation Reduction Act will create. It will also highlight the ways that state and local governments, Native American tribes, community groups, and innovative companies can take a leading role in advancing clean energy solutions.”
You can reach IRAtracker.org here, or through the websites for the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and Environmental Defense Fund.