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The North American Battery Belt Is Here
The green energy transition is galvanizing the creation of new battery and electric vehicle manufacturing plants throughout a broad expanse of the United States.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of August 2022 is the cornerstone of the Biden administration’s energy and climate change policy, earmarking $369 billion for energy security and climate change.
- Scott B. MacDonald
- The National Interest
It is also galvanizing the creation of a North American Battery Belt.
The matrix of battery and electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturing plants stretches from the old Rust Belt states in the Great Lakes region through Tennessee and Kentucky and into a swath of southern states.
It also reaches parts of…