This Week in Climate & Clean Energy Wins: Week of 3/17

This week, car companies took the lead on new announcements. Volkswagen plans to invest $193 billion in electrification efforts over the next five years, manufacturing batteries, developing software, and sourcing raw materials for its vehicles, and Honda is turning its Ohio auto plant into an EV hub. Meanwhile, Nissan aims to reduce EV development and manufacturing costs by 30 percent by 2026, which will bring down consumer prices considerably over the next few years. 

Clean Energy Boom 100K Report

Clean Energy Boom 100K Report

Since the landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) became law in August 2022, companies are racing forward with massive investments to build our clean energy future. New manufacturing in wind, solar, batteries, and electric vehicles — along with storage projects across the country — mean new, good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans. In the six months since the landmark climate and clean energy investments became law, clean energy companies have announced or moved forward with projects accounting for more than 100,000 new clean energy jobs for electricians, mechanics, construction workers, technicians, support staff, and many others.

Directora Ejecutiva de Climate Power: El proyecto Willow es incompatible con los objetivos climáticos del Presidente

WASHINGTON, D.C. - En respuesta a la tan esperada decisión de hoy sobre el proyecto Willow, la Directora Ejecutiva de Climate Power, Lori Lodes, publicó la siguiente declaración:  "El proyecto Willow es totalmente incompatible con los objetivos climáticos de la administración Biden y con los históricos logros climáticos que hemos alcanzado. Es nocivo y peligroso. Aumentará aún más las ganancias de los directores ejecutivos del gas y el petróleo, y duplicará los costosos combustibles fósiles en un momento en que necesitamos acelerar nuestra transición hacia la energía limpia. Sólo el mes pasado, la industria del gas y el petróleo alcanzó la asombrosa cifra de $400.000 millones en ganancias anuales para 2022, y sólo ConocoPhillips obtuvo la cifra récord de $19.000 millones”.

Climate Power Executive Director: Willow Project is Incompatible with President’s Climate Goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to today's long-awaited decision on the Willow project, Climate Power Executive Director Lori Lodes released the following statement:  “The Willow project is completely incompatible with the Biden administration’s climate goals and the historic climate accomplishments we’ve made. It’s dirty and dangerous. It will further pad the profits of oil and gas CEOs, and double down on costly fossil fuels at a time when we need to speed up our clean energy transition. Just last month, the oil and gas industry reached an astounding $400 billion in annual profits for 2022, with ConocoPhillips alone raking in a record $19 billion. 

This Week in Climate & Clean Energy Wins: Week of 3/10

This week, companies continued to make critical investments in clean energy projects and solidified partnerships that will further US battery and EV production capabilities. Volkswagen Group-backed Scout Motors announced plans to open a $2 billion electric truck and SUV manufacturing plant in South Carolina. The facility is expected to produce 200,000 EVs annually at full capacity and create 4,000+ jobs.  ON Semiconductor and BMW signed an EV supply deal, securing On Semiconductor’s EliteSic devices for future electric bus production. 

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