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The Jones Act Strands Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico
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The Jones Act Strands Hurricane Aid in Puerto Rico

"The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is protectionism at its worst. The law says waterborne cargo between U.S. points must be carried by ships that are primarily built, owned and crewed by Americans. This raises shipping prices, while shifting cargo to trucks, which are less efficient and worse for the environment. The law also explains why wintry Boston imports Russian liquefied natural gas."

SoCalGas Launches Renewable Hydrogen Microgrid
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SoCalGas Launches Renewable Hydrogen Microgrid

"The project’s electrolyzer, which uses solar power to split water, has now produced its first full kilogram of renewable hydrogen – the first ever produced by SoCalGas — which is intended to provide power when solar isn’t available. One kilogram of hydrogen, roughly equivalent to a gallon of gasoline, emits only water as a byproduct."

Twilight of Environmental Idols
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Twilight of Environmental Idols

Ted Nordhaus of The Breakthrough Institute provides insight into the motivations of the environmental movement. “In this, the regressive and obstructionist impulses of the environmental community do not represent a deviant impulse, a failure to grapple with the scale and nature of global climate change, or a mistaken turn toward utopianism when pragmatism is called...

Volkswagen, Umicore venture shows the circular EV battery economy is heating up
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Volkswagen, Umicore venture shows the circular EV battery economy is heating up

Jaclyn Trop of TechCrunch reports on Volkswagen’s efforts to create a circular battery economy. “The joint venture between Volkswagen and Umicore focuses on cathode materials, which account for roughly half the cost of an EV battery. The partnership will supply the six European battery plants Volkswagen plans to build by the end of the decade, starting in...

Permitting Reform Needed At Every Level Of Government
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Permitting Reform Needed At Every Level Of Government

"We need permitting reform because we need more energy production. We need more natural gas, more nuclear, more solar, more geothermal, more oil, and more wind. America’s current level of red-tape and our convoluted permitting process makes all energy production frustratingly and unnecessarily difficult."

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