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The amount of funding CA’s Clean Energy Research and Development Program has brought to more than 30 companies in the state.The amount in funding Biden’s  Department of Energy has awarded to small businesses thus far.The distance at which EV batteries retain their full rate  – proving they are reliable alternatives to gas cars.

GM plans to build a $200 million EV parts plant in Detroit to support its newest EV model, and IKEA has entered a deal with solar panel maker Meyer Burger to buy Arizona-made solar modules from 2025 to 2029. As a result of the deal with IKEA, Meyer Burger’s production capacity at its factory in Goodyear, Arizona, is going to increase from around 1.6 gigawatts (GW) to 2 GW annually. In addition, Coulomb Solutions, an EV battery distributor, is evaluating sites in Arizona, Nevada, and Texas for a new 4.2 GWh manufacturing facility that would create over 300 jobs. 

According to a new report, the U.S. is closing in on Europe’s lead in efforts to boost hydrogen production. Aurora Energy Research found that North America has seen the largest increase in planned hydrogen projects in the past six months, while Europe’s share has dropped from 63 percent to 56 percent in the same amount of time. A study from Recurrent Motors found that EV batteries are reliable and long-lasting, showing that batteries used for more than 160,000 km maintained at least 90 percent of their original rate. A nonprofit program that installed solar panels and heat pumps in low-income houses in Wisconsin found that the effort reduced energy costs and helped families afford their energy bills. 

Energy Secretary Granholm kicked off the week meeting with the Republic of Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy, where they addressed the importance of bilateral cooperation on clean energy growth and security. The Department of Energy celebrated small business week by reflecting on awarding more than $10 billion in funding to small businesses. DOE offers many funding opportunities to support small businesses to drive the clean energy innovation ecosystem forward. The EPA announced $1 million in funding for pollution-cutting climate initiatives in Salt Lake City, UT. The effort to build the metropolitan clean energy economy will continue later this year as millions more in funding to support implementation has already been approved.

Lastly, energy leaders in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Mexico, and North Carolina reflected on the benefits of the clean energy plan in a public webinar.  Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer praised plans announced by clean hydrogen company Nel to make electrolyzers in the Detroit area that will supply up to 4 gigawatts of hydrogen a year – making it one of the largest factories in the world. The California Energy Commission announced that the state’s Clean Energy Research and Development Program has resulted in $160 million in funding to more than 30 California companies and has created more than 1,000 new jobs. Pennsylvania applied to become one of the clean hydrogen energy hubs the federal government is building.  The University of Wisconsin is partnering with Agra Energy to open a new facility that will convert manure to jet fuel. Also in Wisconsin, SolarShare Wisconsin Cooperative is making investing in the new solar farms accessible, allowing members to invest as little as $1,000.

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