Senate passes Inflation Reduction Act, energy incentives

Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader.

The United States Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes more than $369 billion for energy programs.

While there were some adjustments made to the bill, the energy elements remained intact during a special weekend session that included 16 consecutive hours of debate ultimately resulting in the final vote. The Democrat-backed legislation, which includes the largest energy and climate investment in the nation’s history, passed along party lines 51-50 with Vice President Kamala Harris providing the tie-breaking vote.

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