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State Grants Emerge as Democrats’ Clean Power Plan Fallback

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"A White House-backed clean power program that was rejected by Senator Joe Manchin could be resurrected as a grant program that would reward states that increase clean energy.

Lawmakers have been working on a Clean Energy Challenge Grant Program for states as an alternative, Representative Jared Huffman, a California Democrat, said in a telephone interview following a meeting with President Joe Biden and progressive lawmakers at the White House Tuesday.

The White House and congressional Democrats have been looking for an alternative to the Clean Electricity Payment Program, which, as part of a much larger spending bill, would have provided grants to utilities that increased their clean-energy generation by 4% annually and penalized those that failed to meet that goal."

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