Consolidated Appropriations Act

Last updated: 25 May 2023

The bill contains measures to address climate change, such as limiting the use of a potent greenhouse gas in refrigerants and extending tax incentives for wind and solar energy. The bill provides USD 1.4 trillion to fund the US government through September 2021 as well as a USD 900 billion coronavirus aid package. Energy provisions contained in the bill include:


- extending the 26% investment tax credit for solar systems on residential and commercial through 2023 and then continuing with the phasedown to 22% in 2024 and 10% in 2025

- extending the onshore wind production tax credit by 1 year

- extending tax credits by two years for fuel cell vehicles, biofuels, and alternative fuel infrastructure

- extending through 2025 (two additional years) tax credits awarded on a per-ton basis for carbon dioxide that is sequestered

- providing USD 90 million in grants for replacing older diesel-powered vehicles and equipment with cleaner-burning models, USD 3 million more funding from FY 2020. 

- provisions for mandatory reporting of methane emissions from animal manure

- allowing the commercial building energy efficiency tax deduction, with the credit indexed to inflation and updated efficiency standards.

- Requiring US companies to reduce the production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to 15% of 2012 levels by 2036. 

- extending DOE National Lab funding and increasing total spending by USD 1 billion

- extending for five years the 9 cents per barrel tax on oil that funds the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund

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