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Environmentalism Needs a New Playbook
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Environmentalism Needs a New Playbook

"Mitigating climate change, mass extinction, plastics pollution, and other serious environmental problems are too important for symbolism to hijack the agenda. Progressive leaders are reinserting pragmatism into the environmental agenda, highlighted by the permitting discussion. Conservatives are reestablishing their own brand of environmental leadership that is compatible with economic opportunity. Green liberty is the victorious playbook."

Global Nuclear Fuel gets approval for fuel enriched up to 8 percent U-235
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Global Nuclear Fuel gets approval for fuel enriched up to 8 percent U-235

"With the NRC’s approval of GNF’s fuel fabrication license amendment, the company’s manufacturing facility in Wilmington, N.C., becomes the first commercial facility in the United States to hold a license to fabricate fuel containing up to 8 percent U-235, according to GE Vernova. The NRC has issued a certificate of compliance allowing GNF to ship fuel bundles using the company’s RAJ-II shipping container. The agency has also approved licensing topical reports for advanced nuclear methods that will permit GNF to analyze fuel with enrichments above the 5 percent U-235 limit for conventional low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel."

In India, battery swapping fuels electric market for 2 and 3 wheels
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In India, battery swapping fuels electric market for 2 and 3 wheels

"Battery swapping in India has taken off in the past five years through a confluence of technological advances and social and economic forces. Batteries have improved as their costs have fallen dramatically. Meanwhile, India has furiously built digital infrastructure and Indians have snapped up smart phones, allowing even some of the lowest-income people to tap into digital networks."

First electric cars. Next, electric factories?
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First electric cars. Next, electric factories?

"For temperatures of up to 200°C, the technology attracting most attention is not the electric kettle but the industrial heat pump. Heat pumps, like refrigerators, move heat from one place to another. In a fridge the heat is removed from the inside (keeping the contents cooler) and dumped outside (making the kitchen a little warmer). Heat pumps, which are becoming increasingly common for domestic heating, take heat from outside and move it inside. Because the amount of energy needed to move heat this way is lower than the amount needed to heat things up directly, this can lead to big energy savings. And as the technology improves and sales increase, prices are falling."

Bill Gates-Backed Clean Fuel Startup Raises $246 Million To Aid Plans To Drill For Hydrogen
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Bill Gates-Backed Clean Fuel Startup Raises $246 Million To Aid Plans To Drill For Hydrogen

"Hydrogen’s flexibility as an energy source — it can be used to cut carbon emissions, power vehicles and store or make electricity — makes it highly compelling. Currently, most industrial hydrogen is made by splitting it from natural gas with steam, a process that emits carbon dioxide. A new industry for carbon-free 'green' hydrogen, using electrolysis to extract the element from water with electricity, is promising but a more costly option. Geologic hydrogen’s advocates think it will prove to be the cheapest form, given the ability to leverage long-established energy-drilling techniques."

Wyoming Hits the Rare-Earth Mother Lode
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Wyoming Hits the Rare-Earth Mother Lode

"Smart resource regulation is of course necessary, but we know more today than we ever have about how to protect the environment while powering a diverse economy. If the U.S. refuses to press its natural advantages, it will cede global leadership to China."

Green is God
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Green is God

"Fortunately, this dark cloud comes with a silver lining: many have started to question their self-flagellation, and instead are returning to a more honest search for meaning. With any luck, exposing the destructive, nihilistic nature of Green Movement policies will awaken more hearts and minds to a tried and true alternative — human flourishing."

America Wanted a Homegrown Solar Industry. China Is Building a Lot of It.
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America Wanted a Homegrown Solar Industry. China Is Building a Lot of It.

"China-based companies are behind nearly a quarter of the roughly 80 gigawatts in new solar-panel capacity that has been announced since that legislation, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal. That positions them to be big beneficiaries of government subsidies as well—as much as $1.4 billion a year collectively if the panel factories announced so far are built, according to Journal calculations."

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