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Biden just declared heat pumps and solar panels essential to national defense – here’s why and the challenges ahead

Daniel Cohan

Biden just declared heat pumps and solar panels essential to national defense – here’s why and the challenges ahead.

This commentary reviews President Biden's authorization to increase production of solar panels, heat pumps and hydrogen under the Defense Production Act, along with considering what additional policies will be needed to stimulate demand for the plan to succeed. Read more in The Conversation.