Our panel of experts will be unpacking key parts of the Inflation Reduction Act and will help us better understand what we need to know and what’s in it for us.
Join us for an illuminating virtual panel as we explore the environmental programs and incentives included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA): the single largest investment in climate and the green economy in U.S. history.
As we approach the one-year mark since the passing of President Biden’s landmark climate legislation, we want to bring attention to what’s really in this hefty bill and how it’s being implemented. During this event, our expert panel will demystify the IRA, providing valuable information about its programs, protections, and incentives. Discover how you can save tens of thousands of dollars through qualifying tax credits, and how state and local governments, community groups, and innovative companies can access funding to reach their climate goals. This new law has transformational potential for people and the planet, so it’s important that governments and private entities take advantage of these time-sensitive opportunities before they pass us by!
At this panel, experts will cover the bases of the bill, highlight areas of hope and opportunity, and share their insights and encouragement to act on the abundance of climate assistance available. Join WCS to celebrate a historical win for the planet and be empowered to leverage federal funding in pursuit of a more equitable and sustainable future.
Producer and Host: Congressional Dish Podcast
Jennifer Briney started paying attention to world events while studying in Germany in the spring of 2003 when the United States overthrew the government of Iraq. After experiencing the war from outside the United States, she started asking questions about her government. Every answer led to fifty more questions. This led to a thirst for information that she is still unable to quench.
After finishing her Communications degree at Loyola Marymount University, Jen started watching C-SPAN in order to get raw, unfiltered information about how Congress was changing our laws. After watching a Congressman slip a provision protecting secret campaign contributions into an Energy and Water funding law (and bragging about it on the floor of the House of Representatives), Jen was stunned to discover that not a single television station, newspaper, or even blog covered the scandal. She wondered how often this happened and started reading the Congressional Record. It turned out that this happens all the time.
Over the years, the feeling like she was the only person paying attention to this information was making Jen insane so in late 2012, she launched Congressional Dish in order to share the information, to have an emotional outlet for dealing with the discoveries, and to create a community of people who were interested in Congress’s effect on our lives. Congressional Dish is now her full-time career, thanks entirely to the support from our growing community of producers from all over the world.
Caleb Quaid, MBA, LEED AP BD+C
Founder / President
Regenerative Shift Environmental Consulting
Caleb Quaid is founder and President of Regenerative Shift (regenerativeshift.com), a Tampa, FL-based environmental consulting firm, consulting with large corporations and municipalities on holistic environmental programs, including leveraging public funding from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) and other legislation to support the triple bottom line on environmental investments.
As a public speaker and consultant, Caleb shows the business case for going green with tax incentives under the Inflation Reduction Act and provides motivating insight into practical life-creating environmental practices that can meet ESG targets in an authentic, cost-effective way.
Prior to forming Regenerative Shift in 2021, Caleb spent 12 years working in the National Football League, mostly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a senior operations and project management role. During his time with the Buccaneers, he oversaw stadium operations, game operations, facilities, and construction management projects totaling over $200MM in renovations and new construction. He proudly earned a Super Bowl LV ring from his final season with the Buccaneers.
Plug in America
Ingrid has over a decade of experience advancing sustainable energy and transportation electrification through research, utility regulatory proceedings, and legislative advocacy. She began to focus on EVs in 2015 and leased her first EV in 2016. Won over by her zippy, trusty Volkswagen e-Golf, Ingrid has worked to demonstrate the benefits of EVs to consumers, utilities, public health, the economy, the environment, energy security, and the electric grid. Before joining Plug In America, she worked as a senior analyst at Cadmus Group, a lobbyist in the Vermont Statehouse, and a transportation policy manager at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. She believes EVs are a critical component of a sustainable and equitable energy future and is excited to continue fighting for policy change at Plug In America.
Director & Service Lead, ESG Communications & Reporting
Amanda leads the North American Reporting & Communications service at Anthesis. Along with being a GRI Certified Professional (focusing on best-in-class ESG Reporting) her expertise includes designing and managing programs that aim to accelerate ESG transparency and cultural adoption—including ESG education for Executives, Sales, Investor Relations, Newly Hired Employees, and Customers.Prior to joining Anthesis, Amanda worked for Cisco leading ESG Reporting and supplemental communications efforts.