The U.S. Plans To Create Climate-Resilient Energy Infrastructure

Last week, the Obama administration released two executive orders and its first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), a document that lays out a variety of ways the U.S. can update its grid and diversify its energy mix to include more sources like renewable energy.

The QER, an initiative that stemmed from President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, calls for more than $15 billion in new programs, grants, and tax credits to update America’s pipelines, electric grid, and other energy infrastructure — spending that will have to be approved by Congress.


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