LCV Statement on President Biden’s Actions to Accelerate Clean Energy Manufacturing and Production

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s announcement that he will use the Defense Production Act to accelerate domestic clean energy manufacturing and production, and pause potential tariffs on solar imports from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Government Affairs Matthew Davis:

“This is exactly the kind of bold executive action voters are demanding from their climate president – thank you President Biden. Today’s move will immediately turbocharge clean energy manufacturing and production in the United States, create good-paying jobs, and accelerate our transition to the healthier, more equitable, and more affordable clean energy future our children and families deserve. Already, announced expansions in solar manufacturing since the start of the Biden-Harris administration will triple U.S. capacity to crank out the solar panels we need to rapidly achieve true energy independence. We’ve been calling on the administration to swiftly alleviate uncertainty for the solar industry caused by a Department of Commerce trade inquiry and are pleased with today’s announcement.

“It’s critically important that success begets success, and we urge the Senate to quickly pass the $555 billion investments in climate, jobs and justice in order to lower energy costs for families, improve air quality, and achieve long term clean energy independence.”

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