April 21, 2024


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Salton Sea Could Supply Lithium Needs for Decades, Study Finds

The Southern California region's supply could produce enough lithium to release the U.S. from its dependence on foreign sources of the key mineral, according to a new report.

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Climate Resilience Takes Center Stage at NARUC

California PUC President Alice Reynolds set the tone for the theme of climate resilience at the group's annual meeting with a story about the history of the Salton Sea.

IEA Reports on Global Growth of EVs
An IEA report sees continued sharp sales growth for EVs as they benefit from major new policies in the U.S. and European Union.
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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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Podesta: US Automakers Will Scramble to Meet EV Tax Credit Provisions
The Biden administration will deliver long-awaited guidelines for the domestic content provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act’s electric vehicle tax credits.
DOE Announces $3.1B to Build out US Battery Supply Chain
DOE is dedicating $3.1 billion to support development of new plants for battery material processing, focusing on materials such as lithium and graphite.
DOE Briefs: Keeping up with Grants and Granholm
The U.S. Department of Energy issued new energy-efficiency standards for light bulbs that will effectively phase out incandescent bulbs by July 2023.
Senate Democrats, Republicans Find Common Ground on Critical Minerals
Reaching President Biden’s clean energy goals will depend on how quickly the country can stand up a domestic supply chain for the critical minerals.
California Seeks to Blaze Trail for Long-duration Storage
With grid challenges looming and lithium in short supply, California is looking to accelerate the deployment of non-lithium-ion long-duration storage.
Biden Invokes Defense Production Act for Critical Minerals
President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to step up the production of rare minerals critical to his administration's clean energy goals.

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