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Sparkz CEO Sanjiv Malhotra (right) announces plans in March at the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University for his energy startup to open a battery factory in West Virginia employing 350 people and invest in workforce training for dislocated mine workers. Sparkz has endorsed the Inflation Reduction Act championed by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. (left), saying the bill would move climate technology forward and create jobs for West Virginians.

Congress is preparing to vote on a sweeping spending package designed to accelerate the nation’s transition to and create thousands of jobs in clean energy.

A new report suggests that West Virginia has a lot of ground to make up in that category.

Mike Tony covers energy and the environment. He can be reached at 304-348-1236 or mtony@hdmediallc.com. Follow @Mike__Tony on Twitter. 

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