What the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill means for the US energy landscape

A group of senators has released a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework designed to make transformational investments in energy, transport, clean water and broadband infrastructure.

The historic Senate bill focuses less on renewables, although it does outline some provisions for solar, pumped hydropower storage and green hydrogen. Interestingly, the bill targets carbon capture and storage and nuclear power, key areas of development for utilities.

Now it remains to be seen whether the legislation has enough support from both Democrats and Republicans to push it across President Joe Biden's desk.