Gina McCarthy’s climate pitch to the masses

By Robin Bravender | 03/18/2024 01:37 PM EDT

The former White House climate adviser is planning a national tour to promote clean energy incentives. 

Former white house national climate adviser Gina McCarthy speaks during an interview

Former White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy speaks during an interview in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 7, 2022. Teresa de Miguel/AP

Gina McCarthy, who was the White House’s top climate aide when a massive climate and clean energy law was enacted, wants the public to cash in on that law.

McCarthy, who’s now co-chair of the America Is All In climate initiative, is kicking off a national tour that will include stops in Cleveland, Houston, Seattle and other cities. The aim: encouraging the public to use the financial incentives included in the climate law known as the Inflation Reduction Act.

“While the Inflation Reduction Act is great, it’s only as great as the people who can figure out how to access the money and make it work for them,” McCarthy said Friday in an interview. “It’s about getting out and trying to get people excited about it.”


The national tour comes as the Biden administration and its Democratic allies are waging a broader public relations push to broadcast the benefits of the climate law that’s struggled to gain traction with the public.