House Ways and Means Committee Unveils Clean Energy Tax Credits

House Ways and Means Committee Unveils Clean Energy Tax Credits

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor The House Ways and Means Committee has released their portion of the reconciliation for the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending package. The plan follows through on many promises made by the Biden administration, including clean energy tax credits and credits for electric vehicle owners. The plan, announced on the heels […]

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Deep-Sea Mining Becomes Battleground Between Conservation and Clean Energy

Deep-Sea Mining Becomes Battleground Between Conservation and Clean Energy

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Biden administration and automakers are hatching plans to make electric vehicles (EVs) represent 40% of all car sales by the end of this decade. But as the government and the public begin to embrace the idea of an electric future, engineers and environmentalists struggle to balance new demand for […]

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Endangered Flower at Crossroads of U.S.’s Lithium Future

Endangered Flower at Crossroads of U.S.’s Lithium Future

A battle is raging in Nevada as the U.S. Fish, and Wildlife Service announces it will be listing Tiehm’s buckwheat flower as an endangered species, striking a blow to a lithium mining project in the region. Lithium is required for the batteries that power electric vehicles, which the government is making significant investments in to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint. But environmentalists argue that the Rhyolite Ridge lithium mine in Nevada will do more harm than good. 

Why This Matters: The world is facing two major crises: global temperature rise and biodiversity loss. In the U.S., investing in renewable energy and electric power has been identified by experts as the quickest path to net-zero emissions and preventing catastrophic temperature rise.

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One Cool Thing: Electric Motor City Is Here

One Cool Thing: Electric Motor City Is Here

President Biden test driving the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck set the country buzzing about electric vehicles. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow even said on her show that the “most important leap forward for our country becoming an electric car country” is the introduction of the EV version of this specific vehicle–the best-selling car in the […]

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Biden Burns Rubber In Ford’s EV F-150 Lightning click button

Biden Burns Rubber In Ford’s EV F-150 Lightning

Yesterday, Joe Biden visited a Ford Motor electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant in Michigan, where he tested the new 2023 F-150 Lightning. The car will be built by United Auto Workers members. Mr. Biden has aligned himself with unions and is working to pick up votes for his multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package, the American Jobs Plan

Why this Matters:  The Ford manufacturing plant represents a sustainable future of good-paying union jobs in America, which represents the heart of Biden’s American Jobs Plan.

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Interview of the Week: Mike Stanton click button

Interview of the Week: Mike Stanton

The Biden administration is hoping to move the United States into the electric vehicle era through massive investments in incentives to get EVs on the road as well as the build-out of 500,000 EV charging stations across the country. Yet this revolution is reliant upon Americans making the switch to EVs in mass numbers. As […]

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