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IRA invests in the future of clean energy technology, work

Nov 10, 2022   |   TechTarget

"The future of clean energy technology development lies in funding not only existing technologies, but also research into future innovations and the workforce that will bring those innovations to life," reports TechTarget.

"The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) signed into law earlier this year takes what Alexis Abramson, dean of Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, describes as a holistic approach to many facets that will enable the future of clean energy. Abramson called the IRA 'monumental clean energy legislation,' putting its importance on par with the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, both passed decades ago.

"Before joining Dartmouth, Abramson worked as chief scientist and manager of the Emerging Technologies Division at the US Department of Energy's Building Technologies program during the Obama administration. She also worked in the private sector in 2018, serving as technical adviser for Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which Bill Gates launched to address climate change issues.

"In this Q&A, Abramson touches on the benefits of the IRA, how Dartmouth is preparing the future workforce and what technologies she's most excited about for enabling a clean energy future."

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