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1 million EVs: Inside Illinois’ plan for electrifying the transportation sector

For the Pritzker administration, CEJA and an EV manufacturing tax credit package known as the REV Act make up the backbone of a push to lure private investment while breaking down well-documented consumer barriers to EV adoption as the industry stands on the cusp of an explosion.

Source: Southern Illinoisan

California denies most fracking permits ahead of 2024 ban

California regulators haven’t approved permits for the controversial oil and gas extraction process known as fracking since February, effectively phasing out the process ahead of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2024 deadline to end it.

Source: Seattle Times

Louisiana oil workers built first U.S. offshore wind farm on East Coast. Can they do it on Gulf Coast?

Louisiana’s roots in offshore oil production have given it an edge in projects much larger than the Block Island Wind Farm. Offshore wind farms, some with 12 times as many turbines, are taking shape in six more East Coast states, and Louisiana companies are in the mix, supplying surveyors in Virginia, engineers in Maryland and shipbuilders for projects in New York and Massachusetts.

Source: Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate

Mass. solar setback may threaten climate plans

The solar industry is warning that a long-delayed expansion of Massachusetts small-scale solar incentives could thwart the state’s climate goals, underscoring the regulatory bottlenecks that can block renewable energy around the country.

Source: E&E News

Exxon lobbyist questions urgency of climate’s catastrophic risks

Just last month, ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods assured lawmakers his company neither disputed the scientific consensus on climate change nor lobbied against efforts to cut carbon pollution. But a lobbyist for the oil giant struck a different tone less than two weeks later, according to a recording obtained by The Washington Post, suggesting global warming might not be so dire.

Source: Washington Post

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