Schumer's office said the Clean Electricity Payment Program and tax credits for renewable energy sources will make the biggest impact, accounting for 42% of emissions cuts. Incentives for electric vehicles would make up 15.7% of cuts, the analysis shows.
“When you add Administrative actions being planned by the Biden Administration and many states - like New York, California, and Hawaii - we will hit our 50 percent target by 2030,” Schumer said in the letter, according to The Hill.
Lindsey Walter, deputy director of climate and energy for the think tank Third Way, joined Renewable Energy World's John Engel to discuss the importance of the Clean Electricity Payment Program.
The House voted Wednesday to advance the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, seen by many as the most significant piece of legislation to address climate change. Committees can now begin work on the budget framework.
The House is expected to take action soon to approve the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package that already cleared the Senate.