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How Biden Might Decarbonize the U.S. Power Sector
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How Biden Might Decarbonize the U.S. Power Sector

Michael Catanzaro of the Center for Strategic and International Studies highlights the many ways in which Biden can decarbonize the energy sector. “Short of a CES, Biden could pursue increased federal spending on R&D, an area that seems most politically promising. Over the last two years, several bipartisan bills have been introduced on advanced nuclear,...

Arizona’s Net-Zero Plan Unites Democrats and Republicans
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Arizona’s Net-Zero Plan Unites Democrats and Republicans

Dan Gearino of InsideClimate News writes that Arizona’s net-zero plan unites Republicans and Democrats. “With a 4 to 1 vote last week, the Arizona Corporation Commission approved a plan requiring regulated utilities in the state to move to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050. The plan includes interim targets of 50 percent carbon-free energy by...

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Boost Advanced Nuclear, Preserve Existing Nuclear
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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Boost Advanced Nuclear, Preserve Existing Nuclear

“Legislation introduced on Nov. 17 by a bipartisan group of senators on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) will seek to strengthen the nuclear fuel supply chain, help incentivize commercial deployment of new reactor designs, and create a credit program to preserve existing nuclear reactors at risk of premature shutdown.”

Late Energy Push Underscores Future Tug-o-War in Biden Policy
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Late Energy Push Underscores Future Tug-o-War in Biden Policy

"Now that the shouting is over, it is time to come together. The voters have offered a mixed bag in favor of Biden and Congressional Republicans. A quick read of the tea leaves tells us it is time to get down to the hard work of building a policy that can bring people together, protect our economic recovery and succeed at reducing emissions."

The Fastest Route to Clean Energy Progress Runs Through the States
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The Fastest Route to Clean Energy Progress Runs Through the States

“Amid the visions of new federal initiatives, it will be important to remember that the quickest and most cost-effective way to make rapid progress will be to support the states that have been carrying the clean energy banner in recent years. Fortunately, some of the ways to provide that support will not require congressional action or may be palatable to a Congress in which the Republicans retain considerable power.”

TerraPower & X-energy to Demonstrate Advanced Reactor Technology
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TerraPower & X-energy to Demonstrate Advanced Reactor Technology

Article originally from ClearPath A moonshot goal of bringing advanced nuclear technology to market just became reality with the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, or ARDP. Congratulations to the two companies who were selected for the ARDP: TerraPower and X-energy! These two companies, along with their teams, will partner with DOE and the National Labs to...

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