Biden administration

Biden Admin Awards $623 Million To Shore Up EV Charging Network In US

Amid the push for electric vehicles, the Joe Biden administration in the United States (US) has awarded $623 million in grants to states, and local governments to help them build and expand Electric Vehicle (EV) charging networks in the country. The grants aim to clear the way for funding of 47 EV charging stations and […]

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US Tariff Extension on solar products hurts energy goals: China

The Biden administration in the U.S. has extended Trump-era tariffs on imported solar products for four years but made changes to exempt many more products from the levies, such as the more modern bifacial panels, which are key for Biden’s climate agenda because they are the most efficient and will be increasingly used in large […]

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NREL Researchers Use Silica Sand to Store Renewable Power

Renewable energy sources like solar and wind are changing how we power our buildings, industries, and grid; however, they are intermittent, giving rise to the need for energy storage to ensure continuous power. Lithium-ion batteries are great for short-duration energy storage, but our buildings, businesses, industries, and grid need more storage, at lower cost, for longer […]

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Wind Energy Accounted for 42% New U.S. Capacity in 2020

More wind energy was installed in 2020 than any other energy source, accounting for 42% of new U.S. capacity, says the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). By contrast, solar amounted to only 38% of new capacity last year. The U.S. wind industry supports 116,800 jobs. The DOE has released three reports showing record growth in […]

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26% increase in Solar Power Generation in the U.S. in 2020

Solar power generation in the US has seen a massive increase in the last twenty years. According to data presented by, solar power generation in the US increased by 26% year on year in 2020, producing just under 91,000 Million Kilowatt Hours of solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) power. The data shows that in the […]

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Wind Energy Could Go The Solar Way With Huge Cost Reductions by 2050

After a decade when it has been left playing catch up with Solar, thanks to the swift reduction in costs seen with Solar, Wind energy might yet see better days, as costs come down further. According to an article published in the journal Nature Energy, a recent global survey of 140 wind energy experts conducted […]

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New US Law on Climate Change Seeks Bilateral Cooperation With India

Ahead of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate at the White House on April 22 and 23, to which Prime Minister Modi has also been invited, 10 US senators have introduced the United States Climate Leadership in International Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Enhancement Act of 2021 (U.S. CLIMATE Act). The 212-page legislation aims to integrate climate […]

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China vs US: The New Battle for Energy Supremacy

At his first news conference since taking office, US President Joe Biden had said in March that he would outspend China on innovation and infrastructure so that the latter’s dream of superseding the US to become the most powerful and wealthiest country would not come to fruition, at least not on “his watch.”  The President’s […]

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