National News

National News

Between economic stimulus efforts and post-election transitions, there is a great deal of movement at the federal level that can impact local governments. The Best Practices Coordinator will curate this temporary segment to help local government practitioners quickly keep up to date on relevant national news related to clean energy and climate change.

Week of 1/11/2021

White House Transition

Congressional Action

  • With Harris’s tie breaking vote in Senate, budget reconciliation offers Democrats pathway to act on climate change and clean energy (S&P Global Market Intelligence)

COVID-19 Response & Recovery

  • Biden unveils $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 relief plan, which includes $350 billion in emergency funding for state and local governments, but no specific funding for energy or climate change. The administration is expected to outline further recovery plans in the coming months. (NPR)
Week of 1/4/2021

White House Transition

Congressional Action

Week of 12/28/2020

White House Transition

Week of 12/21/2020

White House Transition

Congressional Action

Week of 11/30/2020

White House Transition

Congressional Action

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