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What would a climate emergency mean? Here are 4 key points

What would a climate emergency mean? Here are 4 key points

As 100 million Americans swelter under heat warnings, the president is considering whether to invoke special powers to address climate change.
Cori Bush steers funding to fight climate crisis to Biden

Cori Bush steers funding to fight climate crisis to Biden

Bush’s push would give the White House $100 million in clean energy funding to use through the Defense Production Act.
Biden wants to produce more heat pumps and solar panels. He’ll need to stimulate demand, too

Biden wants to produce more heat pumps and solar panels. He’ll need to stimulate demand, too

President Joe Biden authorized using the Defense Production Act to make more solar panels, heat pumps, and hydrogen. But production is only one step to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.

How Biden could use the Defense Production Act to boost clean energy

How Biden could use the Defense Production Act to boost clean energy

Fossil fuel dependence is bad for national security. The Defense Production Act—a law that boosts manufacturing during emergencies and was used to speed up COVID-19 vaccines—could help provide clean energy independence.
Biden to use Defense Production Act for critical-minerals supply

Biden to use Defense Production Act for critical-minerals supply

The move is intended to boost the U.S. output of materials needed for electric vehicles and other uses and reduce reliance on foreign supply chains.
Biden administration drafting order to invoke Defense Production Act for green energy storage technology

Biden administration drafting order to invoke Defense Production Act for green energy storage technology

A draft of the executive order obtained by The Intercept would use the Defense Production Act to ramp up mineral production for electric car batteries.
Heat pumps can counter Putin and the climate crisis, advocates say

Heat pumps can counter Putin and the climate crisis, advocates say

The White House is considering a new way to simultaneously combat climate change and the war in Ukraine.
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