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Our June 2024 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers the IRA’s $8.8 billion Home Energy Rebates program, the Treasury’s guidance on Advanced Energy Project Tax Credits, new federal opportunities related to transmission expansion and critical minerals, hot EPA issues, and new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and IRA opportunities.

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Our May 2024 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers several DOE developments, including a final rule setting new clean energy targets for federal buildings, a report addressing commercialization of offshore wind, and a simplified NEPA process for some projects, plus final EPA rules aimed at cutting pollution from fossil fuel–fired power plants and $54 million in federal funding for electric mobility.

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Our January 2024 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers the upcoming American Climate Corps listening sessions, opposition to the Treasury Department’s Clean Vehicle Tax Credit, advancements toward a national standard for EV charging networks & connectors,  federal funding for an Energy Auditor Training program, a new DOE Office of Critical and Emerging Technology, and an update on new opportunities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act.

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Our December 2023 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers the Fifth National Climate Assessment, new funding for climate resilience, the DOE’s new funding opportunity to support the production of advanced batteries and battery materials, new legislation to support bidirectional EV charging, new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & Inflation Reduction Act opportunities, and the status of the BIL at year two.

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Our November 2023 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers the House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2024 Energy & Water Spending Bill, the regional clean hydrogen hubs selected to negotiate with the DOE, DOE awards for three new interregional transmission lines, a pending House and Senate bill to modernize American manufacturing, and the Biden administration’s approval of the nation’s largest offshore wind farm and new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & IRA Opportunities.

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Our October 2023 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers ML Strategies’ addition of Senior Vice President John Lushetsky to its Washington energy team, the launch of the new American Climate Corps, and new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act opportunities, as well as recent successes of the two new laws.

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Visit our Energy Funding Matrix for a roundup of various clean energy opportunities. We update the matrix on a biweekly basis and welcome any inquiries about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, along with other relevant federal opportunities, may impact your business or organization.

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Our July 2023 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & Inflation Reduction Act opportunities, the strong growth in energy-related jobs, IRS and Treasury department guidance on the Section 48C advanced energy tax credit, funding programs for solar power, electric vehicles, and weatherization, plus the Rural Energy Savings Act and legislation aimed at expediting transmission siting and permitting practices.

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Our June 2023 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & Inflation Reduction Act opportunities, how the bipartisan debt ceiling compromise would impact the energy sector, a GSA pilot of requirements to use low embodied carbon construction materials, and two pending federal energy bills — the Energy Emergency Leadership Act and the Carbon Limiting Emissions At Refineries Act.

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Our April 2023 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers a significant energy package being advanced by House Republicans, the Treasury Department proposing new guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act EV Tax Credit, the first-ever national Offshore Wind Energy Strategy, EV investments, climate change and cyberattack legislation, hydrogen infrastructure, IRA and Bipartisan Infrastructure opportunities. 

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The European Patent Office (EPO) and International Energy Agency (IEA) have now released “Hydrogen Patents for a Clean Energy Future” – a comprehensive report on innovation in clean-energy hydrogen technologies over the past two decades according to global patent filings. Patents remain strong indicators of innovation activity and the state and direction of science. The report provides a unique look at where green hydrogen investment has been focused and where it are heading based on international patent families (“IPFs”). According to the report, IPFs are reliable proxies for inventive activity as each represents an invention having value sufficient for seeking protection across multiple patent offices.

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Our March 2023 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers a significant energy package being advanced by House Republicans, the US-UK Strategic Energy Dialogue, ARPA-E Funding for Grid Reliability and Resiliency, and new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & Inflation Reduction Act opportunities.

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Our February 2023 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers a DOE clean hydrogen funding opportunity, a FEMA report on Puerto Rico grid resilience, a program launched by national labs that focuses on community energy goals, a national blueprint for transportation decarbonization, and new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law & Inflation Reduction Act opportunities.

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Our January 2023 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers a letter from senators to the Department of Interior urging withdrawal of energy infrastructure guidance, a Biden administration guidebook on the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Treasury Department guidance on IRA labor requirements, proposed standards for energy-efficient distribution transformers, and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law opportunities.

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Our December 2022 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers energy permitting reform legislation, the Renew America’s Schools grant program that focuses on energy improvements to reduce school energy costs and increase indoor air quality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking public input on required volumes of biofuel in the future, and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law opportunities.

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Our November 2022 Energy & Sustainability Washington Update covers Treasury Department and IRS announcements seeking public input on climate and energy tax incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a roundtable discussion on clean power generation, a GSA and DOE request for information on achieving net-zero carbon buildings, and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law opportunities.

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