The Inflation Reduction Act and the Environment
Environmental Voices: The PennFuture Podcast - Episode 6: The Inflation Reduction Act and the Environment
On August 16, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 also known as the IRA. This landmark 273 page statute includes several important provisions: such as extending Affordable Care Act subsidies, allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, and raising $738 billion in new revenue, $238 billion being used for deficit reduction.
However, for today’s conversation we are going to focus on the IRA’s climate and energy provisions. With an historic $391 billion allocated to address domestic energy and climate change, it is the largest investment in combatting the climate crisis in United States history.
To help us unravel the details of this incredibly important law, we are excited to feature four fantastic guests today.
- Jessica Arriens, Program Manager, Climate & Energy Policy at the National Wildlife Federation
- Prof. Michael Mann, Director of the Center for Science, Sustainability & the Media at the University of Pennsylvania and as a member of the National Academy of Science
- Jeaneen Zappa, Executive Director of the Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
- Bishop Marcia Dinkins, Executive Director of Black Women Rising and founder of the the Black Appalachian Coalition
Hosted by Travis DiNicola, PennFuture Director of Development
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