CGC and Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center Host Solutions Summit: An Equitable Guide for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

The Coalition for Green Capital and the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center hosted a series of discussions on the labor implications of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, established by the Inflation Reduction Act. Panelists addressed perspectives of business and labor groups on wages, training, and recruitment; compliance requirements with federal labor and product standards; and strategies for building an inclusive workforce that aligns with the Justice40 Initiative.

Panelists included:

  • Ken Berlin, Senior Fellow and Director of “Financing and Achieving Cost Competitive Climate Solutions,” Atlantic Council Global Energy Center
  • Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
  • John Doherty, Senior Advisor to the General President, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades 
  • Michael Dorsey, Program Chair and Professor of Practice, Rob & Melanie Walton Sustainability Solutions Service, Arizona State University 
  • Michael Grossman, Managing Director of Impact Investment, Social Finance 
  • David Owen, Staff Writer, The New Yorker 
  • Libby DeLucia-Harting, Founder and Principal, Empowering Work Advisors
  • Jessie Buendia, Vice President of Sustainability and Green for All National Director, 
  • Bryan Garcia, President and Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Green Bank 
  • Raya Salter, Founder and Executive Director, Energy Justice Law and Policy Center
  • William Barber III, Chief Consultant of Environmental Justice and Equity, Coalition for Green Capital 
  • Eli Hopson, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Coalition for Green Capital

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