Clean energy is helping put a stop to climate change and unemployment.
- Clean energy factories are creating large numbers of jobs across the U.S.
- The Inflation Reduction Act has poured at least $25.7 billion into creating clean-energy factories across America.
- The factories being built in the U.S. are not only helping combat climate change by creating clean energy, but are also adding a large number of jobs.
Why it’s news
The Inflation Reduction Act is pouring billions into clean-energy projects in America. One of the biggest projects is creating factories that make items such as solar panels, electric-vehicle (EV) batteries, wind turbines, and other clean-energy sources.
Not only are these factories helping the environment by building sources for clean energy, but they are also introducing a plethora of new jobs to the U.S.
Many of the factories are also being built in states that were not in favor of the Inflation Reduction Act and are quickly changing people’s mind by introducing them to the benefits of clean energy.
Dalton, Georgia, had never made clean energy a priority, but now the city is home to the biggest solar-panel factory in the Western Hemisphere. The new solar panel factory brought in a large number of jobs to the city and opened citizens’ eyes to the importance of clean energy.
Georgia is also home to an EV-battery plant that stretches half-a-mile along a freeway near Atlanta with more factories coming in the near future.
Some think these factories could become politically beneficial as most of the states that were formerly against clean energy are not fighting for the chance to build these factories.
Opponents of the Inflation Reduction Act argue that this huge infusion of money into the economy will only further fuel inflation and that many of these businesses receiving funds will not survive.