Midterm elections are always a closely watched political event. Despite a series of successes, including passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), the CHIPS Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), there is no doubt that President Biden and his Democratic Colleagues, who currently control both the House and Senate, faced difficult headwinds […]
The Inflation Reduction Act is now Law: What Next?
[Our summary of the IRA is here.] On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 into law, the largest investment in the clean energy transition in the history of the U.S. While the modeling indicates that this bill will lower inflation while significantly mitigating for the climate crisis, now comes […]
What is in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022? We summarize.
[Downloadable version Inflation Reduction Act Summary] UPDATED to reflect final House passed bill 8.12.22 Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Summary Legislation provides 10-year tax credits for clean energy technologies. The House of Representatives and Senate worked on their own climate proposals throughout 2020 and 2021, independent of one another. As a result, each took a […]
House Passes Infrastructure Bill with Bipartisan Support
By a vote of 228-206, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 on November 5, sending it to President Biden to sign into law. We had posted a summary of key provisions when the Senate passed the bill this summer. In addition to the points below, you can […]
Congress: Actual Infrastructure Week (and a Resolution to do More)
After months of negotiations, the Biden Administration and Congress took steps this week to enact two pieces of legislation that would amount to the largest investment ever made by the federal government to modernize the electric grid, electrify the transportation sector, and support broader deployment of renewable energy. Understandably, there are a lot of questions […]
38 North Solutions Responding to COVID-19
With a terrifying pandemic and resulting economic collapse staring us in the face, our team has been working to ensure that our clients understand the current options for employees and businesses. In addition to immediate relief, we are looking ahead to the time when the government will be trying to get everyone back to work. […]
And it’s a wrap… closing out a decade and looking forward to 2020.
As we stumble into the year’s end, bleary-eyed from an unusually busy month that saw some huge steps forward–like approval of the government funding bill that includes key priorities for clean tech–and some disappointment–like the decision not to expand and extend the investment tax credit–we look to 2020 for additional progress. First, the House of […]
Top 5 Energy Policy Predictions for 2020
[reposted from Morning Consult] Top 5 Energy Policy Predictions for 2020 Analysts say we might (finally) see an energy package pass next year BY JACQUELINE TOTH December 16, 2019 at 12:01 am ET In some ways, 2020 likely marks a holding pattern for climate and energy policy ahead of the November election. But energy analysts […]
38 North Solutions Chair Testifies before Congress
On June 20, Katherine Hamilton, Chair of 38 North Solutions, testified before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Her testimony, which can be read in full here, focused on using flexible resources on the transmission and distribution grid to integrate renewables more effectively while providing consumers with choice and reduced bills. Members on […]
RENEWPR Blog: The Common Sense Colloquy with Katherine Hamilton of 38 North Solutions
Ben Finzel, President of RENEWPR, a communications consulting firm that helps clients tackle energy and environmental issues, and collaborator with 38 North Solutions, published an interview with Katherine Hamilton. Read below or link here to see the blog on the RENEWPR website. Welcome to our eleventh Common Sense Colloquy, a Q&A with Katherine Hamilton, Chair of 38 North […]