Control of Congress is up for grabs in the midterm elections — but for climate policy, state races may be the ones to watch.

That’s because much of the money in the new climate law will be distributed through the states. State leaders can apply for the Inflation Reduction Act’s numerous grant programs, for example, including ones that fund new large transmission lines and energy-efficient buildings.

With gubernatorial races on the ballot in 36 states, the scope and pace of the country’s energy transition may partly depend on who takes office.

“There’s a lot of decisions that state agencies need to make about what policies they’re going to prioritize and how to distribute the money,” said Amy Boyd, vice president of climate and clean energy policy at Acadia Center, an environmental group in New England.

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