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A Year-Old US Climate Law Is Increasing the Demand for Clean Energy Technology

  • Posted on July 24, 2023
  • News
  • By Kanupreet Kaur
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In a remarkable turn of events, the ambitious climate law passed exactly one year ago by the United States government is already yielding significant results, propelling the nation’s clean energy technology sector forward.


The legislation, hailed as one of the most groundbreaking environmental policies in recent history, has ushered in a new era of innovation and investment in renewable energy sources, setting the stage for a greener and more sustainable future.

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 According to the American Clean Power Association, around 80 significant manufacturing facilities for clean energy have been announced in the US, representing an investment equivalent to that of the preceding seven years put together.

A 30% tax credit provided by the US climate law that was implemented a year ago encourages the use of clean energy even in areas where coal still supplies affordable electricity.


It was a wonderful bargain for Heather Baggett’s family in Frankfort. One of the primary drivers of change has been the substantial financial incentives and tax breaks provided to companies and individuals investing in clean projects.


Renewable energy startups and established companies alike have seen a surge in funding, enabling them to scale up their operations and develop cutting-edge technologies.

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In a remarkable turn of events, the ambitious climate law passed exactly one year ago by the United States government is already yielding significant results, propelling the nation’s clean energy technology sector forward.


This newfound financial support has allowed businesses to take risks and explore novel solutions that were once deemed financially unviable. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRA) is America’s major reaction to climate change after decades of lobbying by the oil, gas, and coal industries prevented action as carbon emissions increased, making the globe hotter and more hazardous.


Its goal is to accelerate the development of sustainable energy on a scale that will slant the US’s emissions curve. To counter the early dominance of China and other countries in this crucial area, it also intends to establish local supply chains.


The transportation sector has also been a focal point of the Clean Energy Acceleration Act. Incentives for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure have contributed to a surge in electric car adoption.

Major automakers have committed to transitioning their fleets to electric vehicles, phasing out internal combustion engine production entirely in the coming years.


However, despite the remarkable progress achieved in just one year, several challenges remain ahead.


Critics argue that there is still much work to be done, and future policies must build on the current momentum. Concerns have been raised about the need for a continued long-term commitment, as well as the importance of addressing social and environmental justice in the implementation of clean energy projects.


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