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U.S. Department of Energy issues Notice of Intent for its Responsible Carbon Management Initiative

On August 11, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy released a Notice of Intent to distribute roughly $12 billion in new funding over five years for “Responsible Carbon...


UK National Security and Investment Act – second Annual Report published

The UK Government has published its second Annual Report on the functioning of the National Security and Investment regime, providing high-level statistics on how the regime has functioned...


California Air Resources Board and heavy-duty manufacturers announce New Clean Truck Partnership

A historic joint agreement, called the Clean Truck Partnership, was announced on July 6, 2023, between the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and a number of heavy-duty engine and...


Treasury issues proposed regulations on IRA elective pay and transferability of tax credits

On Wednesday, June 14, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) on the Inflation Reduction...


A brave new world of AI liability in the EU

Manufacturers and other stakeholders contemplating the use of AI-enabled products and services should be mindful of new rules proposed by the European Commission (EC) to address product...


The Department of Energy announces funding opportunity for the electric heat pump industry

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on April 18, 2023, a $250 million funding opportunity to boost electric heat pump manufacturing in the United States. This program was...


Securing the supply chain - the proposed EU Regulation for Critical Raw Materials

Modern technologies in all industries require critical raw materials (CRM). From cobalt to lithium to gallium. But CRM are scarce. The EU is relying heavily on imports. Recent supply chain...


Why Mexico is attracting foreign investors considering nearshoring in the Americas?

Mexico is uniquely positioned to benefit foreign investors considering nearshoring. Not only Mexico’s geographical location in North America allures investors, but also its attractive ...


First patch to the privacy laws in Australia: increased penalties for global companies

Increased penalties and wider application of the scope of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) come into effect shortly, with the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enforcement and Other...

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