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Will Biden’s China Policy Slow US Energy Transition?

Will Biden’s China Policy Slow US Energy Transition?
The energy transition is a Biden administration priority, but not it's only priority, and new trade tariffs could slow clean energy deployment.

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In a balancing act, US President Joe Biden is facing challenges in his US-China policy as he aims to derisk clean energy supply chains while also implementing new tariffs and trade restrictions targeting Beijing. This comes as Biden sets ambitious energy transition goals at home, including reaching 100% renewable energy for US electricity generation by 2035 and increasing the share of electric vehicles to 50% of new car sales by 2030. However, the impact of the new trade protections on these objectives remains uncertain. Policy watchers are closely monitoring the situation to see how it will unfold.

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