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Markus Spiske

There’s a lot of climate and energy news out there. Inside the Greenhouse is here to help you sort through it all. Every month, we highlight the most significant developments in Congress and beyond on the climate crisis, clean energy, environmental justice, and more. 

From carbon pricing to solar and wind energy, we’re keeping tabs on the climate policies that matter most to you. We’ll also provide you with a monthly action, so that you can join thousands of other climate advocates in calling for a more green and sustainable future. 

October 2022: Inside the Greenhouse

In return for his support for the Inflation Reduction Act, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) promised Sen. Joe Manchin (WV) a vote on permitting reform. Permitting is the process for getting federal approval for energy projects.

July 2022: Inside the Greenhouse

Late last month, the Supreme Court ruled on a 6-3 basis to constrain the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate emissions from the power sector. Many climate advocates consider the decision to be a blow to the administration’s efforts to address the growing climate crisis.

June 2022: Inside the Greenhouse

The next two months present the best opportunity for the 117th Congress to take meaningful and historic action on climate policy. The goal is to reach an agreement before lawmakers depart for their August congressional recess. We are lobbying to ensure that tax incentives for renewable energy and environmental justice policies are included in any final reconciliation bill.

May 2022: Inside the Greenhouse

In the last two weeks, Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) hosted conversations to discuss the potential of a bipartisan energy bill. Seven Democrats and four Republican senators attended the latest meeting to discuss what types of provisions could garner bipartisan support.

April 2022: Inside the Greenhouse

President Joe Biden recently announced that he would use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to expand and accelerate the mining of critical minerals and materials needed to build a clean energy economy.

March 2022: Inside the Greenhouse

As the crisis in Ukraine rages on, we grieve the loss of life and destruction to our world that war inevitably brings. The people of Ukraine and all those affected by this conflict deserve our prayers, attention, and support.

February 2022: Inside the Greenhouse

Since his December announcement opposing the House-passed Build Back Better Act, negotiations with Sen. Joe Manchin (WV) have been stalled. However, there may still be a pathway forward to pass a version of Build Back Better—one that contains significant climate provisions.

January 2022: Inside the Greenhouse

December proved to be disappointing to climate change policy advocates as progress on the Build Back Better Act (BBB) stalled. The bill contains extensive provisions to address the climate crisis. With the holidays over, lawmakers are continuing to negotiate the size and scope of this potentially transformational legislation.