Clean energy work delayed as Senate bill removes incentives

By Keith Goldberg (July 15, 2022, 9:35 p.m. EDT) – The apparent disappearance of clean energy incentives from Congress’ budget reconciliation legislation won’t stifle project development, but it’s another setback for an industry who is trying to navigate a recent difficult period.

Dreams of a bonanza of major clean energy tax benefits were dashed when Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., said he opposed the inclusion of climate change-related elements in the scaled-down version of the Build Back Better Act that Senate Democrats hoped to pass with the slimmest of majorities. An earlier effort to push a loaded clean energy bill through the Senate last year, in part due to opposition from Manchin…

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