Okay. You seem to be in the know… where can I read about this stuff?
The only thing on Mr. Biden’s website I can find about climate is this sole paragraph,
When President Biden thinks about climate change, he thinks jobs. To position the U.S. to tackle the climate crisis and advance environmental justice, the President’s plan would create good-paying, union jobs , establish an energy efficiency and clean energy standard , expand and extend clean energy and electric vehicle tax credits , and enlist a new Civilian Climate Corps.
CBS has a webpage where they try to gather all the known details of the reconciliation bill. The entire climate change section reads,
Combating climate change and slowing the rate at which Earth warms will mean transitioning away from fossil fuels, the major source of greenhouse gas emissions.
One provision that Manchin has objected to is the $150 billion “clean electricity performance program,” which would pay utility companies that increase their renewable energy supplies by 4% per year. Companies that do not hit this benchmark would face financial penalties. The bill also provides significant funding for forest management and other wildfire control measures.
There are also measures to incentivize the buying of electric vehicles and the construction of charging stations; consumer rebates to homeowners who weatherfit their houses; and financial penalties for oil and gas producers for methane leaks, among other things.
The first link has this to add, of relevance:
Part of the proposed budget would incentivize green technology be made in the U.S. […] The budget bill also contains measures that would […] give tax credits to companies building sources of clean energy; […] help farmers reduce their carbon footprint; and invest in climate research.
Is that enough detail for you to endorse the legislation? To deride legislators that haven’t come out in support of the bill? It isn’t enough for me to even form an opinion. Without more details I couldn’t even begin to research how effective this bill might be towards an emissions milestone or anything, really. The only number is the $150 billion for which the Democrats don’t have their own ducks in a row, making that particular provision a dead note for the time being. I don’t know the amount of the tax credits or if they are for manufacturers vs consumers or what. No mention of a civilian climate corps by CBS. &etc.
The forest management and wildfire control provisions might get some Republican support if spun off into its own legislation, depending on the details, which I don’t have.