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The world of renewables this week

The American Energy Innovation Act has faced some friction through the US senate, with conflicts around the future of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the country. A last-minute addition to the bill to phasedown the use of HFCs was opposed by those who stated that it must include preemptions of state-by-state regulations. Having failed to pass through the senate, the bill now faces a delay where it is likely to face new proposals and objections. Current amendments are set to include: incentives for high-efficiency homes; specific carbon emission targets, the extension of tax credits for solar power and EVs; and increased R&D funding for energy innovation and grid modernization. ExxonMobil has attempted to water down the EU’s European Green Deal, according to…

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