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August 8, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which includes US$369 billion in energy security and climate change programmes over the next ten years, passed in the US Senate on Sunday, paving the way for its movement to the House of Representatives and subsequent signing by President Joe Biden.
December 23, 2021
With Democrats needing to come up with revised legislation to salvage President Joe Biden’s US$1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, renewable energy provisions should be prioritised to accelerate decarbonisation efforts, writes Jules Scully.
December 20, 2021
US Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat who is key to passing President Joe Biden’s US$1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act (BBB), said yesterday (Sunday) he will not support the package, which he claimed would "risk the reliability" of the country's electric grid.
December 17, 2021
The US Senate has unanimously passed the bipartisan Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act (UFLPA) that will ban the import of products from China’s Xinjiang region into the US unless importers can provide "clear and convincing evidence" they were not made with forced labour
December 13, 2021
The US Senate Finance Committee has included manufacturing incentives for domestic producers of solar trackers and inverters in its draft version of the country’s Build Back Better (BBB) budget reconciliation bill.
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December 9, 2021
As Senate Democrats continue negotiations over President Joe Biden’s US$1.75 trillion Build Back Better plan, Jules Scully looks at how the package could drive solar deployment and bolster domestic PV manufacturing.
October 19, 2021
The White House has said renewables are still key to its budget reconciliation bill despite rumours of the investment tax credit (ITC) being modified as opposition to the bill by senators Manchin and Sinema continue
July 29, 2021
The US Senate has advanced a new bipartisan infrastructure bill that would establish US$550 billion in new infrastructure funding as part of an investment described as “once-in-a-generation”.
July 22, 2021
US Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer has failed in a bid to fast-track the US’ US$1.2 trillion infrastructure investment bill through the Senate. But there remains hope that further progress could be made as early as next Monday, when some Republican senators believe the bill will be fit to proceed.
July 16, 2021
The July 2021 episode of the Solar Media Podcast, sponsored by Honeywell, is now available to stream, as we delve into everything you need to know about recent polysilicon trade sanctions in the US.

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