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Key energy proposals from the US administration and Congress

It’s been a busy two months since Joe Biden became U.S. president. Here are highlights of key initiatives on the energy and clean-tech fronts.

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What role will battery storage have in Biden’s America?

Chip Breitenkamp, of Nanograf, discusses American battery manufacturing, how to ensure a resilient and equitable supply chain, and how to create jobs.

Biden recommits US to Paris climate accord, blocks Keystone pipeline

One environmental group said the new president’s actions make “the United States once more part of the global climate solution – not the problem.”

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PV trends of 2020: Part 1

Despite much of the world being on lockdown for a big chunk of 2020, there are few who could say it has been an uneventful year. And while the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will be what defines 2020 for many, in the solar industry there’s plenty more to shout about, from the rapid rollout of high-powered modules to a drastic increase in carbon-neutral pledges from companies and governments around the world. Across five installments, pv magazine takes a look back at the year in solar. First up are the U.S. election and carbon neutral pledges.

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EU Commission eyes ‘green trade agenda’ with President-elect Biden

While Donald Trump grapples with the result of the election, Europe’s highest officials have moved on, and demonstrated new optimism for the four years ahead by setting a preliminary agenda for cooperation aimed at president-elect Joe Biden with key topics including work on renewables, battery storage and carbon pricing.

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Five pro-renewable energy actions to expect from President-Elect Joe Biden

As the U.S. economy continues to recover from its Covid-19-induced recession, it’s likely that Congress and the president will put together a multi-trillion dollar relief package, similar to the one that lifted the economy out of its doldrums following the 2008 economic crisis.

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Biden’s upcoming energy secretary decision stirs speculation

“We need a ‘deployment’ energy secretary,” Generate Capital President Jigar Shah said several years ago. “One who understands how entrepreneurs move from research to revenue. One who understands the difference between venture capital and project finance.”

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What can President-Elect Biden get done on energy in the first 100 days?

The former vice president has made a long list of promises and commitments to the environment and future of clean energy if elected. Which of these promises could we see immediate action on and which are years down the line?

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Politicians talk a green game, but do they have solar on their home rooftops?

The Solar Power Challenge website aims to identify the politicians who support solar and have the rooftop panels at home to prove it. The results will not surprise you.

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Covid-19 weekly round-up: Biden’s $2tn green recovery program as Germany prepares to return to normality

Plus, even stay-at-home orders and plunging commercial energy demand failed to take the sting out of Australia’s solar duck curve and China’s GCL System counts the first-half cost of the public health crisis.

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