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House Panel Debates Whether Biden-Era Energy Policies Benefit China

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China’s gains and losses from energy policies during Joe Biden’s presidency were a contested topic during an April 26 hearing of the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee. “Until we increase U.S. capacity for critical mineral extraction and refining, increasing our reliance on renewable energy and EVs [electric vehicles] will only benefit China,” said Subcommittee Chair Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) in his opening statement. He also drew attention to China’s use of forced Uyghur labor. “We need to take a long-term view of our critical mineral needs and find ways to meet those needs ethically and…

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