Join this WRI webinar to learn how cities can take advantage of the new economic landscape for clean energy spurred by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This is a critical moment for local governments to understand the clean energy provisions in the IRA, how they can be leveraged to significantly advance the clean energy transition at the local level, and how cities can mobilize to advance their clean energy goals given these new opportunities.

This webinar will explore considerations and actions cities can take to shape a more equitable energy future for their communities. It will feature WRI experts and panelists from leading cities who are actively integrating elective pay and clean energy tax credits introduced in the IRA into their clean energy procurements and community programs.

Presentation and panel discussions will explore:

  • Strategies that cities can use to integrate the IRA’s elective pay and clean energy tax credit provisions into their clean energy planning and deployment.
  • Roles that cities can play in driving clean energy deployment in municipal operations and elsewhere in their communities, including the potential for multi-institutional collaboration, new partnerships, and aggregated clean energy projects.
  • A mapping tool that cities can use to identify areas within their communities that are eligible for federal Justice40 funding opportunities and IRA tax credits to assist with clean energy planning and siting.

This event builds on our recent webinar which explored the broader landscape of tax incentives for clean energy within the Inflation Reduction Act.

Featured speakers include:

  • Katie Bartolotta, Vice President of Policy and Strategic Partnerships, Philadelphia Energy Authority
  • Alex Dane, Senior Manager, Senior Manager, Clean Energy Innovation & Partnerships, World Resources Institute
  • Sujata Rajpurohit, Associate, World Resources Institute
  • Janean Weber, Assistant Director, Sustainability, Department of Public Utilities, City of Columbus
  • Nate Hausman, Manager, Clean Energy Markets, World Resources Institute (moderator)

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