Inflation Reduction Act Archives - State of the Planet

Infrastructure and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

For over a century, as America’s private economy developed, government played a role in investing in collective goods that would not have attracted private investment on terms that would have served the public interest. This role must continue to complete the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy.

by |July 10, 2023

President Biden’s Environmental Record

Joe Biden and his team have put together a stunning record of environmental success. In addition to reconstructing the EPA, Biden has led the enactment of America’s largest environmental funding laws.

by |June 5, 2023

Website Tracks Inflation Reduction Act’s Climate Provisions is a free resource that includes a searchable database of the bill’s climate change-related provisions and actions taken by federal agencies to implement those provisions.

copper mine in the DRC

By Favoring Allies, Inflation Reduction Act Could Delay Decarbonization Efforts

Domestic supply requirements in the landmark climate bill could make it more difficult to obtain the critical minerals needed for energy transition, and may disqualify many leading brands of electric vehicles from tax credits.

by Julia-Grace Sanders |January 13, 2023

2022 Climate News You Should Know

Climate School experts weigh in on the past year’s most noteworthy events and developments within their fields.

by Elise Gout |December 19, 2022

How Electric Vehicle Chargers Can Help Make Cities More Equitable and Resilient

Ensuring equal access to smart charging stations can help tackle transit deserts, local air pollution, and climate resilience in underserved neighborhoods

by Luke Mairo |October 21, 2022
oil or gas well in pasture land in texas

Surprise: Inflation Reduction Act Makes Oil and Gas Development on Federal Land Less Attractive

The bill’s requirement to offer land for oil and gas development may have a more limited impact than feared.

by Romany Webb |August 17, 2022

Predicting the Future of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The transition away from fossil fuels will take a generation: it is a matter of decades, not days, weeks, months, or years. It requires understanding the problem’s scale and uncertainty and the role of the public and private sectors.

by |August 15, 2022
chart showing u.s. emissions falling

What the Inflation Reduction Act Does — and Doesn’t Do — for Climate

It’s the U.S.’s first bill that focuses on climate change, but it’s not perfect.

by |August 12, 2022