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U.S. DOE Releases Final Interpretive Guidance on the Definition of Foreign Entity of Concern

Final Guidance Provides Clarity on Terms that Restrict FEOCs from Clean Vehicle Tax Credits and Support Growth of Domestic Battery Materials Processing and Manufacturing WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finalized its guidance interpreting the statutory definition of “foreign entity of concern” (FEOC) in Section 40207 of the Bipartisan … [continued]

The transformative power of drones is reshaping modern warfare and accelerating the clean energy transition (photo courtesy of Draganfly).

The Transformative Power Of Drones Has Only Just Begun

Drones are changing the ground under our feet. Their game-changing use in warfare has been highlighted by Russia’s murderous invasion of Ukraine, but they are also accelerating the clean energy landscape in new and impactful ways. For some insights into both areas, CleanTechnica recently spoke with Cameron Chell, CEO and … [continued]

Solar farm in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Image Credit: Marika Shahan / CleanTechnica

Multi-Gigawatt Solar from the Middle East

By Andries Wantenaar of Rethink Energy Azerbaijan has announced a partnership with UAE-based developer Masdar for 1 gigawatt (GW) each of solar and onshore wind, with 2 GW on integrated offshore wind plus green hydrogen production — marking the first offshore wind in the Caspian Sea. This first 4 GW … [continued]

Iran’s Crude Oil Production Fell To An Almost 40-Year Low In 2020

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) June 2021 In 2020, Iran produced less than 2 million barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil, an almost 40-year low in Iran’s production levels according to our analysis, which we updated in July. Several factors contributed to Iran’s low crude oil production in 2020, … [continued]