State decision makers, from Governors and their administrations to utility regulators and lawmakers, are working to make sure the benefits of the clean energy transition – from new jobs and investment to cleaner air and more affordable electricity – flow to those who need them most. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) contain a wealth of resources, programs, and incentives to support all this work.
Understanding these far-reaching federal policies and identifying how the IRA and IIJA can help states achieve their goals – from reducing energy costs, creating jobs, and revitalizing industry to bolstering disadvantaged communities and cutting pollution – can be a daunting task. To help address that task, AEE has developed three guides, tailored to specific decision makers – Governors, regulators, and lawmakers – their capabilities and priorities.
Each guide includes succinct descriptions and analyses of the tax incentives, programmatic funding, and other policies in the IRA and IIJA relevant to transportation electrification, domestic manufacturing, and the energy transition. They also include policy recommendations and actions to help decision makers plan ahead and fully understand the implications of the IRA and IIJA on their states and communities.