Representative Malinowski Prioritizes Electrification in 2022 Budget
(Washington DC) This past week, the House of Representatives agreed to a provision led by Representative Tom Malinowski to provide $200 million for research, development, and deployment of electric vehicle batteries and plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The FY2022 Energy and Water Development funding bill includes increased funding for battery and electrification technologies, including efforts to improve the cost, performance, and charging time of plug-in electric vehicles; support strategies to recycle and repurpose batteries; and scale up the domestic battery supply chain. In total, the bill provides $53.22 billion, an increase of $1.47 billion above 2021 levels, to fund energy and water agencies and to create good-paying jobs with a focus on deploying clean energy technologies.
“Amid the threat of a warming climate and aggressive investments in green technologies by strategic competitors like China, we must invest in renewable energy,” said Rep. Malinowski. “The funding provided in this bill will help us win the race to a clean energy future, while addressing the climate crisis with the urgency it demands.”