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Europe frets U.S. battery factory subsidies will hurt, not help

The European Union is trying to assemble the building blocks to produce electric cars, but subsidies are luring companies to the United States.
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Living and breathing on the front line of a toxic chemical zone

As the Biden administration moves to curb health threats caused by toxic chemicals, the debate hits home for families living near petrochemical plants.
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Biden’s climate tax breaks are popular, driving up law’s cost

A law to boost clean energy appears to be more potent than predicted, with big implications for both budget talks and efforts to fight climate change.
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Electric vehicle tax credit rules create ‘chaos for consumers’

Buying an electric car has become much more complicated because of restrictions on which models qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500.
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U.S. car brands will benefit most from electric vehicle tax breaks

Rules that take effect on Tuesday will limit the $7,500 credits to electric cars made domestically with minerals from the U.S. or trade allies.
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China could dominate sodium batteries, the next big advance in power

China is far ahead of the rest of the world in the development of batteries that use sodium, which are starting to compete with ubiquitous lithium power cells.
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Automakers face test in reaching U.S. target for electric vehicles

New federal rules are expected to speed the transition to E.V.s, a shift that car companies have embraced but will be challenged to carry out.
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