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Democrat’s Green Act – Manifesto or Genuine Policy?

Democrats in the US Congress announced a proposal on Tuesday to extend tax credits to support renewable technologies into the 2020s. While this has been a long time coming, the proposed bill is unlikely to be passed amid Trump’s impeachment enquiry, and focus will soon be distracted to the Presidential election next year. Democrats will be aware of this harsh reality, so it’s more likely that this Green Act is a statement-of-intent to try and attract voters rather than a genuine attempt for an end-of-year deal. Draft legislation was released out of the US House Ways and Means Committee, detailing The Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (Green) Act, as “a comprehensive approach to addressing the threat of climate change…

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