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EPA offers $2B to clean up pollution, develop clean energy in poor and minority communities

By Matthew Daly

The Biden administration is making $2 billion available to community groups, states and tribes to clean up pollution and develop clean energy in disadvantaged communities in what officials called the largest-ever investment in environmental justice.


Treasury floats tax lifeboat for struggling offshore wind

By Heather Richards and Brian Dabbs

The Biden administration rolled out a major tax proposal Friday that offers hope to an offshore wind sector that’s been swamped in recent months by financial problems.


Wind and solar energy are booming in surprising places

By Shannon Osaka

a county named for its coal deposits — a power company is building hundreds of wind turbines. In Mingo County, W.Va., where many small towns were once coal towns, the Adams Fork Energy plant will sit on a former coal mining site and produce low-carbon ammonia.


A New Law Supercharged Electric Car Manufacturing, but Not Sales

By Jim Tankersley, Ana Swanson, Jack Ewing and Coral Davenport

President Biden’s signature climate law has stimulated a surge of investment in electric vehicle production across the country, including tens of billions of dollars on battery plants across the South and new assembly lines near the Great Lakes. Based on early evidence, it is succeeding at a goal that economists have long considered difficult and costly: using the power of government to rapidly grow a new industry.


How the IRA is playing in 7 swing states

By Scott Waldman

he Inflation Reduction Act may prove to be more beneficial to the planet than President Joe Biden’s reelection chances.

The nearly $370 billion it includes for climate and clean energy has helped open a solar panel factory in Georgia and build a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan. Analysts say the law will help the United Statesslash its emissions significantly over the next several years — especially in the power and transportation sectors.


Exclusive: 40% of Americans say they’ve never heard of Biden’s EV tax credits

By Ben Geman

Polling shared first with Axios shows huge swaths of Americans don’t know about federal subsidies up to $7,500 for buying electric vehicles.


Gulf oil lease sale postponed by court amid litigation over endangered whale protections

By Kevin MCGill

A sale of federal Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases that had been scheduled for Nov. 8 was delayed Thursday by a federal appeals court, pending court arguments that focus on protections for an endangered whale species.


Biden Administration Awards $7 Billion for 7 Hydrogen Hubs Across the U.S.

By Brad Plumer

The Biden administration announced plans on Friday to award up to $7 billion to create seven regional hubs around the country that will make and use hydrogen, a clean-burning fuel with the potential to power ships or factories without producing any planet-warming emissions.


Old U.S. government buildings get a second life fighting climate change

By Maxine Joselow

Robin Carnahan cruised a Ford F-150 electric pickup truck through a seemingly endless maze of federal buildings.


Wyoming passes up federal funds to voluntarily close oil and gas wells

By Dustin Bleizeffer

Gov. Mark Gordon announced this week the state will decline an invitation to apply for millions in federal Inflation Reduction Act funds aimed at shuttering low-producing oil and gas wells.