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Biden-harris Administration 100-day Battery Supply Chain Review - USA Gets Ready For Huge Investments In Batteries - UK Should Be Doing The Same

20th June 2021

On 8th June 2021 an outline of what the USA is going to do regarding battery production to take account of the move to green energy and carbon reduction in coming years was published.

The sums of money required for the capital investment are huge and the paper outlines why the USA is going to do this.

One of the ideas is to electrify the nations school bus fleet. But it is much more than that with the view of creating huge numbers of new jobs while changing he electric system of the country and indeed the grid.

With a very important battery factory outside Thurso we should all take note.

Read the paper HERE

Some funding has been announced but it probably needs much more to meet future demands.

See
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/green-light-for-investment-in-electric-car-battery-development
Government invests £23 million to keep the UK at the forefront of electric car development

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-30-million-government-investment-to-boost-batteries-and-hydrogen-vehicles
Over £30 million government investment to boost batteries and hydrogen vehicles
Pioneering research into battery technology, the electric vehicle supply chain and hydrogen vehicles is to be backed by over £30 million of government funding.

https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/oil/050521-uk-government-environmental-audit-committee-to-examine-battery-supply-chain
UK government Environmental Audit Committee to examine battery supply chain

https://sciencebusiness.net/news/uk-plays-catch-global-battery-race
UK plays catch up in global battery race
18 Feb 2021 | News
Brexit put the brakes on investment for years, but champions of the tech say there is now a chance to make up ground. A new £130M research centre is on the way and plans for the first gigafactory are in hand
Hamstrung by Brexit
The four and a half years following the Brexit vote saw a freeze on big investment decisions, holding down UK competitiveness in batteries.

 

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