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White House Sets Red Line Around Climate Goals in Reconciliation

June 30, 2021, 2:42 PM

Major climate measures sought by the White House that were left on the cutting room floor during infrastructure negotiations with Republicans will be non-negotiable items as the administration sets its sights on the next legislative vehicle, a White House official said Wednesday.

A mandate that could require utilities across the nation to generate clean electricity and a tax-credit extension worth hundreds of billions of dollars for the wind, solar and other renewable energy industries are must-haves in a package being put together by the White House, Gina McCarthy, the White House’s domestic climate adviser said.

“We do have some ...