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White House projections tout impact of climate, health law on Nevada

New projections released by the White House boast how clean energy tax credits and rebates, caps on insulin, and prescription drug pricing reform included in the Inflation Reduction Act will lower costs for Nevadans. President Joe Biden signed the climate, health care and tax law Tuesday. Various provisions of the bill will start to take …

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Climate Council calls for auto peak body to stop “blocking the road” ahead of EV summit

AHEAD OF TOMORROW’S Electric Vehicle Summit in Canberra, the Climate Council is asking the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) to clear a path for fuel efficiency standards that will save Australians money and lower emissions. Dr Jennifer Rayner, Climate Council Head of Advocacy, said: “Last year, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) member firms …

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Baldwin spotlights infrastructure law, climate bill on visit to Madison factory

Fresh from a marathon weekend in which Senate Democrats moved long-awaited budget legislation to address climate change across the finish line, Sen. Tammy Baldwin paid a visit Tuesday to the place where the rubber meets the road. Or the electrons meet the vehicle. At Franklin Electric, a manufacturing plant on the far southeastern edge of …

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US climate deal has money for EVs, clean energy and even Big Oil, Auto News, ET Auto

After years of failed attempts to pass major legislation to combat climate change, the US Senate’s Inflation Reduction Act is poised to become the largest US climate legislation in history.The bill would divert nearly $370 billion to climate and energy security measures, aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions around 40% by 2030 and curbing consumer …

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E-buses are great, but Climate Reality Project should also push for effective bus lanes – Streetsblog Chicago

Climate advocates from the local chapter of the local group Climate Reality Project, are calling on the Chicago Transit Authority to cancel its plans to buy new diesel buses and instead purchase all-electric buses. The CTA currently has a goal to fully electrify its bus fleet by 2040, recently outlined in the “chargingforward” plan released …

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Toyota plans to develop light duty hydrogen fuel-cell trucks

A Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle photographed in Berlin, Germany, in August 2021. The Japanese automotive giant started working on the development of fuel-cell vehicles back in 1992. Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Automotive giant Toyota, along with three other partners, will work on the development of light-duty fuel cell electric trucks …

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E-Bikes Out of Climate Bill

When President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) ​​act died this year, it took with it a highly anticipated tax credit for e-bikes. That credit, a long-sought goal of Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), would have provided a tax credit of up to $900 on e-bikes costing under $4,000 for qualifying individuals. Now that pivotal Senate …

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