Biden Announces New Clean Energy Executive Actions

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Published on June 6, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Biden Announces New Clean Energy Executive Actions

Biden Announces New Clean Energy, Executive Actions.

Biden Announces New Clean Energy, Executive Actions.

President Joe Biden announced the executive actions on June 6.

The president authorized the Defense Production Act (DPA) to increase U.S. production of several forms of clean energy.

These include U.S. manufacturing of parts for solar energy, insulation, fuel cells and electric transformers.

Senior White House officials say that the executive orders come as the effects of climate change continue to mount.

What we're seeing is a confluence of the impacts of climate change โ€”, Unnamed Senior White House Official, via CNN.

... the droughts out West, for example, reducing the output of our hydropower resources, Unnamed Senior White House Official, via CNN.

For two years, anti-circumvention tariffs aimed at solar panels imported from four Southeast Asian nations will be halted.

In accordance with the president's declaration, no solar cells or modules imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam... , Unnamed Senior White House Official, via CNN.

... will be subject to new antidumping or countervailing duties during the period of the emergency, Unnamed Senior White House Official, via CNN.

Solar energy manufacturing heads had mixed reactions.

President Biden's decisive leadership enables companies like mine to move forward on stalled projects and bring solar workers back to our jobsite, George Hershman, SOLV Energy CEO, via CNN.

Today's proclamation directly undermines American solar manufacturing by giving unfettered access to China's state-subsidized solar companies for the next two years, Samantha Sloan, First Solar VP, via CNN.

The suspension of tariffs on solar products received bipartisan support in states with healthy solar industries.

[President Biden's announcement is a] positive step that will save American solar jobs, Sen.

Jacky Rosen, (D-NV), via CNN

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