Reuters: "US Cities Risk Losing Out on Clean-Energy Incentives, Jobs"

RFF Fellow Daniel Raimi discusses the extent of the "energy communities" definition laid out in the Inflation Reduction Act.

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June 13, 2023

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Daniel Raimi, director of the Equity in the Energy Transition Initiative at Resources for the Future, a think tank, noted that the energy communities designation already covers about half of the country, including San Francisco.

That may be too broad if the intention is to help achieve a “just transition” - and any tweaking of the rules to bring in more urban areas would only exacerbate that concern, he said.

"By covering such a large geographic area, you're not actually incentivizing people to invest in those hardest-hit places," he added.

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