Poorer areas see the bulk of clean energy funds from Biden’s landmark climate law

The 2021 American Jobs Plan proposed by President Joe Biden aims to create 10 million jobs in the clean energy sector. Of the $2.3 trillion in funding proposed by the plan, $2.2 trillion is earmarked for investments in infrastructure and clean energy, including $400 billion for clean energy investments. It includes a focus on investments in areas of the country with the greatest need, such as communities that have been historically underserved or have high poverty rates. These investments in built infrastructure, electric vehicles, public transportation, clean energy, and home retrofits, among other initiatives, are expected to create jobs in communities throughout the nation, including low-income and rural areas. These investments are also intended to help communities create energy efficient and sustainable forms of economic development, such as sustainable agriculture, community-level green jobs, and clean energy businesses.