US Senate passes $1trn infrastructure bill but green ambitions diluted

President Biden hails historic legislation but envisaged support for clean energy manufacturing and renewables absent

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Senate approving H.R. 3684 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Washington, DC.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Senate approving H.R. 3684 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 in Washington, DC.Foto: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Published 11 August 2021, 06:55Updated 11 August 2021, 06:55