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July 18, 2024

Joe Biden

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Biden Announces $7B in IRA Funds for Low-income Solar
President Joe Biden announced $7 billion in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, to be used by states and nonprofits across the country to install solar in low-income and disadvantaged communities. 
EPA
Automakers Get More Time, Flexibility in EPA’s Final Vehicle GHG Rule
EPA's final rule on light-duty vehicle emissions aims to give the industry more time and flexibility on how to reach its ambitious targets.
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Biden Names 3 Nominees to Give FERC 5 Members Again
President Biden announced three FERC nominees, which would bring the agency back to a full complement of five members even after Commissioner Allison Clements leaves.
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Biden Drops ‘Acting’ from Phillips’ Title; Clements to Leave at End of Term
President Joe Biden removed “acting” before FERC Chair Willie Phillips’ title, as Commissioner Allison Clements announced she would not seek a second term.
Constellation Energy
President Biden’s LNG Pause Fuels Partisan Debate at House Hearing
Republicans teed off on President Biden’s pause on processing new applications for liquified natural gas exports at a congressional hearing.
DOE
Can DOE Accelerate US Energy Transition as 2024 Election Looms?

DOE is focused on reshaping the U.S. energy landscape, but officials may have only another year to build the momentum needed to make any potential Republican rollbacks unpopular and unlikely.

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Phillips Addresses ‘Acting’ Status as FERC Awaits Nominees

What’s in a name? That is the question for FERC Chair — or is it “acting” Chair? — Willie Phillips.

 
The White House
DOE’s Hydrogen Hubs Seek to Balance Industry, Political Priorities
The hydrogen hubs reflect an attempt to balance the conflicting political and energy industry interests that went into the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
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Federal Budgets, Procurements to Include Social Cost of GHGs

President Joe Biden has directed all federal agencies to incorporate the social cost of greenhouse gases into a range of key processes.

The White House
DOE: IRA, IIJA Could Add 475 GW of New Solar to US Grid by 2030
The combined impact of the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could add up to 475 GW of new solar and 250 GW of new wind power, according to DOE.

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