First eagerly-awaited guidance from the US Treasury Department on how the clean energy sector can reap the benefits of landmark climate legislation met with a mixed response, as industry groups flagged a lack of detail and said quotas for offshore wind apprenticeships could be unrealistic.

Treasury published its prevailing wage and apprenticeship initial guidance today (Wednesday), providing rules for developers and equipment manufacturers on meeting the $369bn Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)’s strong labour standards, key to unleashing major tax incentives from the bill signed by President Joe Biden in August.