Direct Pay and the IRA: Leveraging Federal Funds to Build Publicly-Owned Clean Energy in States

Thu, 07 Dec 2023 20:00:00 GMT

Join the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center and State Innovation Exchange on Thursday, Dec 7th at 3 pm ET for “Direct Pay and the IRA: Leveraging Federal Funds to Build Publicly-Owned Clean Energy in States.” Panelists will dive into how state lawmakers can help communities seize this opportunity, which you can also learn more about in the CPCC and SiX’s newest guide A State Legislator’s Guide to Direct Pay: Building Jobs & Sustainable Public Energy.

In 2024, state policymakers have a historic chance to jumpstart clean, publicly owned energy and good green jobs. For the first time ever, the federal government will pay tax-exempt entities like state governments, houses of worship, schools, hospitals, public housing administrators, public utilities and community organizations to build renewable energy projects like solar, wind, or electric vehicle charging stations through the Direct Pay program in the Inflation Reduction Act. This is an unprecedented opportunity to build sustainable energy infrastructure, clean up our air and water and create good green jobs. Co-hosted by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (CPCC), this briefing will show state champions how they can bring Direct Pay to their communities.


Our panel of experts includes:
  • Special guest Rep. Abraham Aiyash, Majority Floor Leader, Michigan House of Representatives
  • Anthony Gad, National Director of Research, State Innovation Exchange
  • Katie Thomas, Energy and Environment Program Director, Congressional Progressive Caucus Center
  • Harley Stokes, Senior Policy Advisor, BlueGreen Alliance
  • Zachary Lou, Coalition Manager, California Green New Deal Coalition