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Decarbonizing Building Heat — RAP EU Lead Jan Rosenow On Policy Sausages & Hydrogen

Recently I sat down virtually with energy policy expert Jan Rosenow of RAP on my podcast “Redefining Energy — Tech” to discuss how residential and commercial building heat solutions. In the theme of providing transcripts of presentations I’m giving in various places for people who prefer the written word, this … [continued]

LPO Announces Conditional Commitment to ENTEK Lithium Separators to Build Indiana EV Battery Separator Manufacturing…

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO) announced a conditional commitment of up to $1.2 billion for a direct loan to ENTEK Lithium Separators LLC (ENTEK). If finalized, the loan will substantially finance a new facility in Terre Haute, Indiana to manufacture lithium-ion battery separators. The separators will be used … [continued]

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US Election 2024: Setting The Stage For Climate Policy And Promises

Four years ago, as the United States election cycle once again brought the presidency into contest in addition to the Senate and the House, CleanTechnica published a Presidential Climate Policy Report Card. It’s time again to contrast administrations. At the time, Trump’s and Pence’s climate legacy in office was clear, … [continued]

U.S. Treasury, IRS Updates Procedures for Qualified Manufacturers, Dealers, & Sellers of Certain Qualified Clean…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2024–26 June 7 for the submission of information by qualified manufacturers of new clean vehicles and dealers and sellers of new clean vehicles and previously-owned clean vehicles. This guidance provides additional procedures for qualified manufacturers … [continued]

Oh, Those (Too) Big EVs

The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook 2024 is full of interesting statistics and interpretations, as it is every year. Of particular interest are its conclusions on the benefits of and problems with big EVs. The report starts by giving an update on EV sales. Almost 14 million new EVs … [continued]