Democratic Leader Requests Clean Energy Infrastructure Package In 2019

By Lynn L. Bergeson On December 6, 2018, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) wrote a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that, in 2019, any infrastructure package to be considered include a focus on the clean energy economy to address climate change. Emphasizing that climate change is, in fact, real and caused by humans, Senator Schumer refers to the Administration’s recent National Climate Assessment report and the drastic need to reduce emissions. In the letter, Senator Schumer outlines a number of policies that must be included in an infrastructure package in the next Congress. Among these policies are the need to: Invest in research, development, and deployment of clean energy, energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and energy storage technologies; Provide permanent tax incentives and investments for domestic production of clean energy and renewable power; and Invest in upgrades in clean energy for public schools, buildings, and other infrastructure.…

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