Companies must make diversity pledge to qualify for $6 billion Biden initiative• World Net Daily
The Biden administration's newly-launched $6.3 billion decarbonization fund will require companies submit a "Community Benefits Plan" in order to be considered, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Wednesday.
Applications to the fund, known as the Industrial Demonstrations Program, will have "20 percent of the technical merit review" be based on whether these plans sufficiently advanced four administration goals: investment in America's workforce; engaging communities and labor; diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility; and implementing Justice 40," the DOE announced. Justice40 is a White House initiative that targets 40% of certain federal spending projects benefit disadvantaged communities that are "overburdened by pollution."
Great to connect with my @ENERGY predecessors at #CERAWeek. The Department's mission is critical to making America a clean energy powerhouse and securing our future. ???????? pic.twitter.com/tUT4dcfBzO— Secretary Jennifer Granholm (@SecGranholm) March 8, 2023