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Podesta quietly meets flailing EV company bosses

The problem is that it will be sold to the American people as investment, it will be sold to the American people as combating the climate crisis," Turner added. "But it is just another example of corrupt government paying off people who fund their campaigns and deciding winners and losers when, at the end of the day, the real losers are the American people who are paying astronomical amounts for basic necessities because of this Biden economy." Biden appointed Podesta in September 2022 to lead the White House Office of Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation. Among its main tasks, Podesta's office has begun implementing programs in the IRA, Democrats' $739 billion climate and tax bill which enables the government to distribute more than $350 billion worth of loans and grants to green energy projects nationwide. Department of Energy Inspector General Teri Donaldson warned during a Senate hearing last week that the IRA's unprecedented level of green energy funding brings "tremendous risk to the taxpayers" and was ripe for abuse and exploitation by foreign adversaries.

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  • George Kariuki

    32 w

    The administration should also take steps to mitigate the risks of corruption and abuse in the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act.

    • Ingmar Rentzhog

      32 w

      I don't understand the criticism. What is Podesta doing wrong? Fox News is not a credible source of information when it comes to discussing climate policy

      • Ann Nyambura

        32 w

        Efforts to combat the climate crisis should not be tainted by corruption allegations.

        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          32 w

          The concern voiced by the Department of Energy Inspector General about the potential for abuse and risk associated with the unprecedented level of green energy funding in the IRA is a valid one. While the push for green energy is crucial in addressing the climate crisis, it's imperative that these funds are managed transparently and efficiently to ensure that taxpayer money is wisely invested and not exploited. Striking the right balance between climate action and fiscal responsibility is essential for a sustainable future

          • Peter Kamau

            32 w

            @rukia_ahmed_abdi This is a very good insight. The Biden administration needs to take charge of their green initiatives to enhance the public confidence which is already eroded.

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