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Biden wants to buy EVs. Are there enough cars?

The Biden administration’s plan to replace the federal government’s fleet of cars and trucks with electric vehicles assembled in the United States could face a roadblock: supply. There are currently 645,047 federal vehicles across the country and fewer than 1% of them are electric, according to the General Services Administration..

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Biden throws weight of US government behind clean energy

[Financial Times subscription required to read this article.] When Barack Obama pumped $90bn into wind turbines, solar panels and batteries as part of his efforts to kickstart the US economy after the 2008 crash, his administration boasted of the “largest single investment in clean energy in history”…

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SEC signals tougher line with oil companies on climate

Regulator forces ConocoPhillips and Occidental to hold shareholder votes on emissions targets. Under the Trump administration, campaigners said the SEC made it easier for companies to throw out shareholder proposals on spurious grounds rather than put them to investor votes…

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Natural gas and America’s clean energy transition

President Biden has set the ambitious, important climate goal of achieving net zero emissions from the nation’s electric power sector by 2035.  Already, natural gas has playing a key role in lowering U.S. carbon dioxide emissions in the past 15 years, in part by displacing higher emitting coal.

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Missing from Biden EV plan: State support for charging

If state regulators approve, 5,100 households in Kansas and Missouri will get one-time rebates of up to $500 over the next five years to help wire their homes for electric vehicle chargers — a missing piece in the Biden administration’s drive for EV dominance by the end of the decade…

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Can America prevent a global warming cold war?

At the 11th hour of climate negotiations in Scotland last week, the U.S. and China released a “Joint Glasgow Declaration on Enhancing Climate Action in the 2020s” outlining increased cooperation on a wide range of climate and clean energy topics…

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