WASHINGTON, D.C., August 29, 2023 – Today, American Clean Power Association (ACP) Chief Executive Officer Jason Grumet issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service released proposed rules for satisfying the prevailing wages and registered apprenticeships requirements to qualify for the full value of federal tax incentives for clean energy facilities:
“There is tremendous momentum underway to build a clean energy economy in America. In the last year alone, 83 new or expanded utility-scale clean energy manufacturing facilities have been announced, creating nearly 30,000 new American jobs. Additionally, developers are now planning to build 184,850 megawatts of new utility-scale clean energy projects.
“However, this success rests on the shoulders of American workers who must build and operate these new clean energy facilities. America has the best workers in the world, and we must draw talent from all communities. The newly proposed rules will go a long way to providing more certainty for clean energy developers on how to satisfy the labor requirements and, in turn, help to recruit, train, and deploy highly skilled, well-paid American workers for this critical mission.
“ACP and America’s clean energy companies look forward to working with the Administration, labor organizations, manufacturers, and other key stakeholders to achieve a prosperous, clean energy future.”