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State Grants Emerge as Democrats’ Clean Power Plan Fallback

  • Biden, Democrats seek alternative after Manchin’s rejection
  • Granholm has suggested clean energy competition among states
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A White House-backed clean power program that was rejected by Senator Joe Manchin could be resurrected as a grant program that would reward states that increase clean energy. 

Lawmakers have been working on a Clean Energy Challenge Grant Program for states as an alternative, Representative Jared Huffman, a California Democrat, said in a telephone interview following a meeting with President Joe Biden and progressive lawmakers at the White House Tuesday.