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The Ad Hoc Gist: Full Steam Ahead on Clean Industrial Heat? 

This month’s Gist covers how the Inflation Reduction Act should accelerate the decarbonization of industrial heat and create new technology winners like hydrogen and thermal storage, but warns that the IRS and wholesale energy markets could trip things up.


The Ad Hoc Gist: Manchin’s Electric Big Bang

This month’s Gist cautions that the new Inflation Reduction Act could accelerate a distributed electric time bomb putting further strain on our fragile grid if regulators don’t reform our antiquated energy markets with more urgency.


The Ad Hoc Gist: Fear of a Chinese Battery Planet

This month’s Gist takes on battery manufacturing, supply chain, and tech. In short, China is kicking our butt and we need to get our act together fast or we’ll concede our battery future. AHG is hiring a Senior Comms Manager. Interested? Apply here. Enjoying the Gist? Forward to those who should subscribe. And if there’s…


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Welcoming James Schulte to The Ad Hoc Group

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve added James Schulte as a new Partner at The Ad Hoc Group. James is a crucial addition for us at AHG as we scale to meet the demands of the market and the climate.

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Anti-China fervor casts a dark cloud over solar and U.S. climate goals

April 27, 2023

In Congress, there is sudden bipartisan momentum to reinstitute tariffs on Chinese components. The U.S. solar industry is alarmed.

"As lawmakers work to isolate China by pressuring U.S. companies to abandon suppliers there, the fervor to undercut a rival threatens to undermine the transition to green energy at home..."

Silicon Valley Bank Collapse could slow the transition to clean energy

March 13, 2023

The bank cast a wide shadow over climate tech, with half the start-ups in the sector doing business with it

"The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has created new challenges not just for the nation’s banking system, but also for the Biden administration’s climate agenda, following a harrowing weekend in which many major clean tech companies faced insolvency..."

The Investors Putting Billions Into Climate Tech Don't Plan to Stop Now

June 17, 2022

"Bill Gates is worried about a dark period ahead for the global economy. “We’re going to go through a winter period for a number of years,” he warned a room full of go-getting green entrepreneurs last week, lamenting at a TechCrunch event that their success had come up against bad timing..."

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