Biden-Harris administration: key actions for clean energy and environement justice

calendar_today Tuesday 09 July 2024

The Biden-Harris Administration has launched an ambitious climate and environmental justice agenda, investing heavily in clean energy. Key actions include EPA standards to reduce emissions, DOE funding to expand the electric grid, and initiatives to promote technological innovation, enhancing grid reliability and supporting the transition to clean energy.

Since taking office, President Biden has led and delivered the most ambitious climate and environmental justice agenda in history, securing the largest-ever climate investment. The power sector, responsible for a quarter of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, now has more tools than ever to reduce pollution and upgrade the grid. Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing key actions to build on this momentum, delivering clean electricity to more homes and businesses, lowering energy costs, and supporting the U.S. manufacturing renaissance.

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Standards to recuce emissions and protect health

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a suite of standards to cut greenhouse gas emissions and pollution from fossil fuel power plants, preventing 1.38 billion metric tons of carbon pollution by 2047. These standards will provide significant climate, environmental justice, and public health benefits, including reducing premature deaths and asthma cases.

Investments in the Electric Grid

The Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing up to $331 million for a new 285-mile transmission line from Idaho to Nevada, creating hundreds of jobs. Additionally, DOE is releasing a final rule to streamline federal permitting for new transmission lines, improving coordination across agencies.

Expanding grid capacity

The Administration is mobilizing public and private sector leaders to expand the existing U.S. transmission network, aiming to upgrade 100,000 miles of transmission lines over the next five years. Funding through the Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnership (GRIP) program will support these upgrades.

Innovation and smart standards

These efforts are part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, attracting investments in clean energy and creating thousands of new jobs. Today’s actions help streamline permitting and overcome financial hurdles, providing clear rules for power companies and leveraging modern technologies as De Angeli Prodotti “Smart Conductor” for a more reliable and resilient electric grid.


These steps, part of broader Earth Week announcements, reinforce President Biden’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis and advancing environmental justice, while improving the reliability and resilience of the U.S. electric grid.

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