Federal Inflation Reduction Act funding to fight climate impacts. How can IRA funding benefit the City and County of Sacramento?

Topic: Climate Impacts of Federal Legislation

Three new major federal climate laws – what are the climate impacts? What funding might benefit the City and County of Sacramento?

On Monday, November 14, Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosted a talk by Dana Nuccitelli to learn about climate legislation passed in the past year and what’s next.

This Congress has passed three major pieces of climate legislation.

What is in the IRA (Inflation Reduction Act) that will help reduce emissions locally and could affect the Sacramento CAP (County) and CAAP (City)?

For renewable energy to reach its potential we need a stronger, better electric grid. The presentation will discuss needed future legislation to build the grid – and some of the possible trade offs.


Dana Nuccitelli is an environmental scientist and climate journalist with a Master’s Degree in physics. He has written about climate change since 2010 for Skeptical Science, for The Guardian from 2013 to 2018, and since 2018 for Yale Climate Connections. In 2015 he published the book ‘Climatology versus Pseudoscience’, and he has also authored ten peer-reviewed climate studies, including a 2013 paper that found a 97% consensus among peer-reviewed climate science research that humans are the primary cause of global warming. Dana is a Research Coordinator for Citizens’ Climate Education.

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Posted in ECOS Updates.