What it was like behind the scenes to get the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) across the finish line? | Abby Hopper and Erin Duncan of SEIA

The Green Light

In this Green Light episode, Catherine spoke with her good friends, Abby Hopper & Erin Duncan, from SEIA – two of the incredible women behind the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. They spoke about what it takes to succeed in their roles, what it was like behind the scenes to get the IRA across the finish line & what parts of the IRA they’re most excited about.

Notably, Abby & Erin both came from other industries – legal/government & education/government affairs – & are prime examples of the immense benefits our industry serves to gain from those with non-clean energy backgrounds. Not only does our industry reap significant benefits from those that are from outside the industry, hiring leaders & experts from other industries is also the primary way we will increase overall net diversity in clean energy. Congrats again, Erin & Abby, on successfully transitioning into & excelling within clean energy, & thank you for all that you have done on behalf of our industry!

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