by Gina Coplon-Newfield at energy.gov
Happy New Year! In 2021 and 2022 Congress passed and President Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the Chips & Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – three of the most consequential bills ever passed to accelerate bold action on climate and domestic jobs. Reflecting upon 2023, we marvel at how much progress was made on starting to implement these game-changing bills. Here at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Policy, we provide to the DOE Secretary and others policy analysis on electricity systems, buildings and industry, mobility, climate, energy jobs, and energy security. Below is just a snapshot of some of our most notable areas of progress in 2023 that are top of mind as we leap into 2024.