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June 25, 2024

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Biden’s New Tariffs Target China’s Dominance in Solar, EV Markets
President Joe Biden directed the U.S. trade representative to slap steep new tariffs on Chinese goods, including semiconductors, solar cells, battery components and electric vehicles.
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Will Final Rules on EV Tax Credits Help or Hurt US Market Growth?
According to Kelley Blue Book, the slow-down in EV sales could be a sign that "EVs are almost mainstream cars in parts of the country. Segment growth typically slows as volume increases."
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Study Examines Critical Minerals Potential in West
Western Interstate Energy Board member states backed the research project exploring the region's potential for supplying the minerals needed for U.S. energy transition.
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DOE Offers $3.5B for Domestic Battery Manufacturing, $444M for Carbon Storage
DOE announced a pair of funding opportunities for battery manufacturing and carbon storage designed to spur grid storage, electrification and emission reductions.
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White House Announces Regional Tech Hubs to Spur Innovation
The White House and Department of Commerce announced 31 regional tech hubs, which include some aimed at furthering the energy transition, in an effort to stand up globally competitive industries around the country.
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Critical Minerals Sector Meeting Sharply Higher Demand
A new IEA report shows sharp increase in critical minerals production and flags potential headwinds to continued growth.
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Transparent, Traceable Supply Chains Key to EV Domestic Content Rules
The transparency and traceability of critical minerals and battery components will be essential for automakers as they work to meet domestic content provisions.
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GOP Energy Bill Passes House, Heads for Hostile Senate
The GOP-led House passed a fossil-fuel friendly energy infrastructure bill that Democrats said will be “dead on arrival” in the Senate.
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Future of Critical Mineral Mining is Responsible, Transparent and Green
A big roadblock to developing a domestic supply chain for minerals critical to clean energy technology is the General Mining Act of 1872, says Tommy Beaudreau.
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Overheard: USEA Lithium-ion Battery Supply Chain Briefing
The U.S. has an abundance of critical minerals, but not the political will to build out mining and processing supply chains, USEA panelists said.

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