Congress has successfully passed the fiscal year 2022 omnibus appropriations bill, which includes a nearly $3 billion increase in the Department of Energy’s budget and important new funding for climate and clean energy efforts.
Conrad Schneider, Advocacy Director at Clean Air Task Force, said:
“We’re pleased to see Congress pass this year’s government funding package, which includes important increases in funding for clean energy initiatives and climate action. The increased energy innovation investments are critical to achieving U.S. climate and clean energy leadership this decade, and they set a foundation that the U.S. can build on in the 2023 funding cycle. This increase is a good start, but it’s imperative that Congress increase funding significantly in fiscal year 2023 to the levels necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and create new economic opportunities for communities across the country.”