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What aspect of the IRA may be the most critical? A hint: it isn’t the ITC or PTC.

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I provide consulting services primarily assisting renewable energy-related companies in areas such as strategic planning, marketing, and operations. I have helped bring to market numerous leading...

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  • Feb 3, 2023

A key bottleneck to achieving our climate goals is a lack of electricians. The trades haven’t been an attractive career path for the younger generations, but that may be changing - and none too soon.

To get the maximum tax credits employers need to meet certain registered apprentice requirements.  As a result, new programs are starting around the country. And Rethink Electric which started its program in 2017 is reporting that its 2023 class is the largest to date.

All very good news. If we can develop more electricians that would eliminate one major obstacle to achieving zero emissions.

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Matt Chester on Feb 3, 2023

Part of the wider trend where hopefully we continue to push valued trades as great jobs and paths for young people. The future is going to have a great need for these and they provide stable and critical work!

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