Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Will Support Energy and Water Conservation Measures to Reduce Emissions From Government Facilities.
The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced $250 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help Federal agencies implement net-zero building projects and set an example in sustainability as the nation works to transition to clean energy and combat climate change. More energy efficient buildings will also save taxpayers money. The funding program—Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT)—is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda that is addressing the climate crisis in a way that creates good-paying jobs, grows industries, and makes the country more economically competitive.
“Collectively U.S. Government agencies are the nation’s largest energy consumer, and they will play a major role in the U.S. meeting President Biden’s ambitious climate and clean energy goals,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “By leveraging the significant investments in President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the Federal Government will lead by example, showing that everyone from homeowners to huge factories can conserve energy, switch to cleaner sources, and save taxpayers money.”