Tagged Legislation

CATL and Honda to form comprehensive strategic alliance on batteries for New Energy Vehicles; Honda acquires 1% of shares

By mmillikin China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Honda have signed an agreement to form a comprehensive strategic alliance on new energy vehicle batteries to strengthen their strategic partnership and promote the popularization of electrified vehicles. This agreement will enable the two companies to begin discussions on a broad range of areas including…

Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

By mmillikin Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd., including taking an equity stake. Key elements of the agreement include the development and industrialization of advanced cell technologies, accompanied by ambitious goals for cost competitiveness. The technological focus is on significant increases in range…

The Path to a Net-Zero Economy: Where Do We Stand?

By [email protected] There’s more political momentum than ever around achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, especially following the release of House Democrats’ new Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy. But where do we currently stand on that trajectory? And is the path to zero as inclusive as it should be? On this episode of…

House passes infrastructure bill with key solar, storage provisions

By Kelsey Misbrener On July 1, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 2, the act to rebuild the country’s infrastructure. The Moving Forward Act contains key solar and storage legislation that the solar industry has lobbied for in the midst of COVID-19, including an extension of the ITC, a direct pay option and…

Why Tackle Climate Change? To Save Craft Beer and Outdoor Sports

By [email protected] There aren’t many sporting events taking place amid the pandemic, but athletes and the brands that support them aren’t sitting idle. Protect Our Winters, a nonprofit organization representing the outdoor sports community on climate issues, recently spent a week virtually lobbying the U.S. Congress for bolder climate action and environmental protections. Professional snowboarder…

NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

By mmillikin A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory has produced a detailed assessment of the current levelized cost of light-duty electric-vehicle charging (LCOC) in the United States, considering when, where, and how EVs are charged. The LCOC includes costs associated with the purchase and installation of charging…

To Support Recovery, Protect Environmental Agency Budgets

By Noah Long The New Mexico legislature convenes this week to revise the State’s budget to address funding shortfalls resulting from economic impacts of COVID-19. The legislature will face many tough decisions, but one easy decision is to retaining as much funding as possible for environmental and natural resources agencies – the very agencies responsible…

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