Quo vadis IRA? State-level Deep Dives on Opportunities for Implementation
12:30 - 14:00 ET / 18:30-20:00 CET
Climate Advisers + E3G
The climate crisis is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Achieving our climate goals as well as mitigating and adapting to climate change require a global effort. The subnational level must form part of this effort. Cities, regions and states are increasingly critical to keeping international climate diplomacy alive.
This event, as part of the TCB Conference 2023: Multilevel Action for Transatlantic Climate Success, highlighted current trends in climate policy in U.S. states.
- Matt Piotrowski, Senior Director of Policy and Research, Climate Advisers (moderator)
- Max Gruenig, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G Washington
- Kirsten Verclas, Senior Managing Director, National Association of State Energy Officials
- Jacob Corvidae, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute
- Erin Mayfield, Professor, Dartmouth Engineering
In recent years, U.S. states have been leaders in climate ambition. With the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), states will remain important in transitioning to a clean economy. In this session, we examined recent trends in climate policy at the state level. What have states enacted to grow their green economies? Which states are leading and have the most ambitious plans? Are only blue states focused on climate polices that both cut emissions and boost economic growth? Or are red states also moving forward with plans to grow their green economies? How will the IRA affect climate policy and the growth of green economies at the state level? Will certain states benefit more than others with regards to IRA funding? What more do states have to do to put the country on path to cut emissions by 50 percent by 2030? The session will answer these questions, and more.