DOE Assures Lawmakers Battery Funding Will Not Boost Chinese Firms

February 2, 2023
The Department of Energy (DOE) is assuring lawmakers it is continuing to review potential Chinese ties to battery makers seeking federal support under new clean manufacturing incentives, underscoring the administrative and political challenges the Biden administration faces when implementing climate programs under both the bipartisan infrastructure law and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The DOE assurances, provided at a Feb. 2 Senate energy panel hearing on 2021 infrastructure law implementation, also highlight the ongoing clash over clean energy policies, which the...

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