Biden Energy Moves Seen As Possible Precedent For Climate Emergency

June 8, 2022
Clean energy backers say the Biden administration’s two-year bar on solar panel tariffs and its new use of defense authority to speed low-carbon options like heat pumps are initial victories, amid questions about whether the steps also foreshadow ramped-up executive action on climate change under emergency authorities. The reaction comes as significant elements of the administration’s legislative climate agenda remain mired in uncertainty, elevating the political importance of steps the administration can take on its own. “Together, these wins mark...

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