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There’s $44 Billion in Clean Energy Funds Up For Grabs

Jigar Shah, the new head of the U.S. Energy Department’s Loan Programs Office, discusses how his team is working to distribute billions to support innovations in renewable energy and green technologies.



Photographer: Greg Kahn for Bloomberg Green

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Jigar Shah earned a reputation for blunt talk, first as a clean energy entrepreneur who helped make solar power mainstream and then as an irreverent podcaster—well, as irreverent as it gets among renewables wonks. So it was in keeping with his persona when, days after Joe Biden won the presidency, Shah expressed doubt that the government could immediately unlock the floodgates for investment from a key federal cleantech-financing program.