A $5.6 billion joint project by Ford Motor Company and battery maker SK is under construction in Tennessee, one of a wave of new manufacturing facilities for climate technology in the US. CRedit: Adrian Sainz / AP

A half-trillion dollars is starting to work its way through the US economy, remaking climate technology along the way. 

One year ago, the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law, marking the most significant action on climate change to date from the federal government. The legislation set aside hundreds of billions of dollars to support both new and existing technologies—from solar panels and heat pumps to batteries for electric vehicles—in an effort to slash costs for clean technologies and cut greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

Experts say the IRA has already begun making waves across the economy, most visibly through a steady stream of company announcements unveiling new manufacturing facilities in the US. However, the most significant effects from the legislation are still to come, as many of the programs are designed to last for a decade […]

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