IRA: Putting Direct Pay into Action Webinar Resources

IRA: Putting Direct Pay into Action Webinar

Recording | Summary

In this session, David EIchenthal, Senior Advisor for Policy Implementation and Delivery at the White House shared insights for how cities can use Direct Pay tax credits to transition toward a clean energy economy. City leaders including Elizabeth Babcock, Denver’s Executive Director of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency; Doug Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer of San Antonio; and Mayor Daniel Rickenmann of Columbia, SC also shared how their cities were implementing Direct Pay including Climate Action Plans and finance planning. We were also joined by Amy Turner, Director of the Cities Climate Law Initiative at the Sabin Center, who shared how cities can prepare to take full advantage of Direct Pay.

Innovative Climate Financing in Denver

Discover how Denver is using Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Direct Pay can be used alongside existing revenue streams to enable greater investments in climate action and sustainability projects.

Fleet Electrification in Madison

Discover how Madison is focusing on fleet electrification to identify Direct Pay eligibility under IRA. 

Promoting Clean Energy Projects Through Direct Pay

Use this resource to help you identify what kind of clean energy projects are eligible under IRA Direct Pay, which tax credits can be used for clean energy projects, and which federal grants can be paired with these tax benefits.

Promoting Clean Vehicles Through Direct Pay

Use this resource to help you identify what kind of clean vehicle projects are eligible under IRA Direct Pay, which tax credits can be used for clean vehicle projects, and which federal grants can be paired with these tax benefits.

Understanding the Direct Pay Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

Use this resource to understand how Direct Pay works, what tax benefits are eligible for direct pay, and review some example projects that have been done using Direct Pay.

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