President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to accelerate the production of clean energy technology.
The Department of Energy provided the details in a statement to PoliticusUSA:
President Biden today issued presidential determinations providing the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with the authority to utilize the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate domestic production of five key energy technologies: (1) solar; (2) transformers and electric grid components; (3) heat pumps; (4) insulation; and (5) electrolyzers, fuel cells, and platinum group metals.
The DPA determinations are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s plan to lower energy costs for families, strengthen national security, and achieve lasting American energy independence that reduces demand for fossil fuels and bolsters our clean energy economy.
The invoking of the DPA for clean energy technology production is a forward-thinking step to take America into the future that stands in stark contrast to the promise from the previous administration to bring back the coal mines.
The current high gas prices will come down, but now is the perfect time to invest in clean energy and lessen the nation’s dependence on energy sources that can be impacted by overseas issues like a war.
Biden is taking actions that will help the United States in the present and the future, and he is charting the course for a stronger less fossil fuel energy reliant nation.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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