EPA’s New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Will Help All of Us Move Toward a Clean Energy Future

Statement of Heather McTeer Toney, EDF Vice President of Community Engagement

February 14, 2023
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718, sstein@edf.org

“Today’s EPA announcement shows how valuable the Inflation Reduction Act will be in our efforts to address the climate crisis, and how much of a difference it will make for people and communities. EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund is devoting $27 billion to projects that will protect our climate and our health. Much of that money will go directly to supporting clean energy projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities, including residential and community solar projects coupled with energy storage resources. These projects have the potential to create local benefits including savings on energy costs, reliability improvements, and improved air quality, as well as reducing climate pollution. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund is what we need to help everyone move toward a clean energy future.”

            - Heather McTeer Toney, Vice President of Community Engagement, Environmental Defense Fund

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