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May 18, 2024

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

California Energy Commission
Environmental Groups Urge CEC to Fund EV Truck Chargers
Environmental groups are urging the California Energy Commission to use the state’s remaining $233 million in NEVI funds to build chargers for the surge of electric trucks expected in the next decade.
Shutterstock
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."
Portland General Electric
EPA Antes up Nearly $1B to Replace Diesel Heavy-duty Vehicles
EPA announced nearly $1 billion in grants from the Inflation Reduction Act to help cities, states, territories and school districts trade in their diesel-burning heavy-duty trucks and buses for new zero-emission vehicles 
California Energy Commission
CEC, Caltrans Solicit Feedback on New Program for EV Charger Repair
The California Energy Commission and Department of Transportation are seeking feedback on a state grant program designed to replace and repair more than 1,300 chargers at 300 sites statewide. 
Daimler Truck
DOE Announces $750M in Clean Hydrogen Funding
The DOE's funding announcement is part of the administration’s effort on clean hydrogen, seen as an emerging technology that offers the U.S. an opportunity to lead the global market.
The YEARS Project
DOE Announces $366M for Rural, Tribal Clean Energy Projects
About 300 off-grid homes in the Hopi and Navajo nations soon could have electricity from solar and storage systems paid for with part of $366 million in federal funding.
National Press Club
Granholm Praises Impact of US Clean Energy Industrial Policy
Clean energy policies funded by the IRA and IIJA have been key to the U.S. economy’s strong performance, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said at the National Press Club.
Shutterstock
US Needs More Renewables to Meet IRA Emissions Goal, Report Finds
A new report finds that U.S. zero-emission vehicle sales meet industry expectations set upon passage of the IRA but utility-scale clean electricity expansion fall short.
EEI
EEI Briefs Wall Street on Business and Policy Goals for 2024 and Beyond
The Edison Electric Institute’s senior executives briefed Wall Street on the state of the utility industry and some of the policies it supports. 
Fervo Energy
DOE to Fund Enhanced Geothermal Demo on Oregon Volcano
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $60 million in potential funding for three enhanced geothermal projects that could expand the technology's reach.

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