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Updated: Sep 23

August 12, 2021

Medical supply company sees efficiency

in switching to solar power


Medical supply company , Medline Industries sees efficiency in switching

to solar power via Sky Power, Evergreen Energy and Solar Edge.




Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill after months of intense bipartisan talks


The US Senate passed a historic, sweeping $1.2 trillion bipartisan package to shore up the nation's crumbling infrastructure. This funding will cover $65 billion to rebuild the electric grid, $39 billion to modernize and expand transit systems and $7.5 billion to build a national network of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles;

among other priorities.


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Here's what's in the bipartisan infrastructure bill

The latest version of the agreement, according to the CBO report,

an updated fact sheet provided by the White House.

READ: Bipartisan infrastructure plan 2,700-page bill.




U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm

on climate change

The bipartisan infrastructure bill that cleared the Senate Tuesday represents the largest investment in green energy in United States history. But it faces a tough road ahead in the House of Representatives, where some progressive Democrats say it's not enough to address the climate crisis. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm joins William Brangham to discuss.







California's Aliso Canyon review could offer key lessons on transition from natural gas, analysts say


The state's consideration of whether to wean itself from one of the country's largest natural gas storage facilities could be a model, whether it succeeds or fails.





'An enormous lift': Biden's goal of 50% EV sales by 2030 will test supply chains, utilities, experts say

Utilities say they can meet the anticipated growth in electricity demand,

but supply-chain issues could hamper U.S. auto manufacturers, some analysts say.


President Joe Biden's goal for half of all new passenger vehicle sales in the United States to be electric vehicles by 2030 is achievable, transportation experts say, but it will require industry and government to develop supply chains for raw materials and grow investment in charging infrastructure.












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