New federal funding is available for the transition to clean energy via the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA is a significant tool to address climate pollution, but alone it is not enough. Without coordinated local efforts, federal rebates and tax incentives will be accessed by a handful of moderate and high-income households.
The People’s Climate and Equity Plan would provide the investment and infrastructure needed to transform Minneapolis neighborhood by neighborhood, instead of house by house. It would make IRA funding accessible to all residents, regardless of income, race or zip code. It would allow Minneapolis to meet climate goals on a timeline that matters and at the same time address serious racial disparities in our city.
The city of Minneapolis is working on a new 10 year climate action plan, but there is no money in the current budget for climate solutions.
We’re asking the mayor and city council to create a new fund and invest to make sure everyone has access to the benefits from new federal climate funding. Without a People’s Climate & Equity Plan, only a handful of wealthier households will benefit from new federal dollars.
This is our opportunity to completely transform Minneapolis, and make healthy homes and green jobs available to all. This is the moment to go big that may never come again.
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