Build Back Better Details Emerge, Future Uncertain with Divided Congress
During the last week of October, the White House revealed some details of Democrats’ $1.75 trillion social spending bill – known as the Build Back Better Act. Due to objections by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), the package no longer contains the Clean Electricity Performance Program, but still contains several tax credits and rebates for electrification-based incentives. While reducing reliance on natural gas and propane is an undercurrent of the package, there are also significant home and energy efficiency tax credits, including extension of the 25(D) tax credits – this strong biomass home heating appliance tax credit could be extended for as many as 10 years as part of the legislation (see tax credit report for further action). While the package was promoted heavily before President Biden’s trip to the G20 summit in Scotland, uncertainty about support for the package in Congress has its prospects for passage up in the air. For more information on the spending bill or tax credit, please contact Rachel Feinstein.