The White House announced on Friday that John Podesta will be joining President Joe Biden’s team as a senior advisor in charge of implementing the $370 billion in clean energy projects authorized by the newly approved Inflation Reduction Act
The disclosure was made on the same day that the Biden administration revealed Gina McCarthy, its top climate advisor, would be leaving in two weeks. Ali Zaidi, her deputy, formerly worked on climate change efforts in the Obama White House.
Podesta, who oversaw former President Barack Obama’s climate strategy, will be in charge of allocating tax credits for clean energy goods like solar panels and electric cars, as well as for research and development in the generation of renewable energy.
More recently, Podesta launched the left-leaning think tank and served as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chair.
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The White House issued a statement saying, “We are fortunate that John Podesta will oversee our sustained innovation and implementation.” Because of his extensive background in climate and clean energy policy as well as his experience at senior levels of government, we will be able to seize the enormous clean energy opportunity that is currently available.
McCarthy’s resignation on September 16 was revealed at a press conference on Friday by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Gina will be leaving us, Jean-Pierre confirmed. She has been a leader in what is widely regarded as one of the largest investments in combating climate change, as you are aware.