President Biden’s administration on Monday said it would invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to bolster output of solar power in a bid to rejuvenate his administration’s climate protection efforts.

Renewable Energy

The White House also paused for two years possible new solar tariffs to provide domestic developers continued affordable access to foreign equipment, calling it a necessary step to help U.S. manufacturers mount momentum.

The actions are intended to jumpstart renewable energy development at a time when Russia’s war in Ukraine has amplified the world’s reliance on oil and natural gas to fuel transportation and power electric grids. Biden promised during his campaign to begin weaning the United States off fossil fuels and ramping up use of renewables such as solar and wind to...