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Infrastructure Deal Includes Billions to Fight Climate Change

Aug. 2, 2021, 2:09 AM

The bipartisan infrastructure bill heading for a vote in the Senate leaves out many of the sweeping measures to fight global warming sought by the White House and environmentalists, but the 2,702-page measure nonetheless provides for billions of dollars in spending on climate programs.

There’s $21.5 billion to create a new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations within the Energy Department to research carbon capture, hydrogen power and other technologies. Another $16 billion is included for the department to spend on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Billions more in aid would go to climate resiliency projects and combating wildfires.

“We feel ...