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Dream Homes and Disasters: Is the Government Ready to Confront Climate Risk?
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Dream Homes and Disasters: Is the Government Ready to Confront Climate Risk?

Zak Colman of POLITICO explains how governments can more adequately confront climate risk. “FEMA is also weighing new regulations that would expand the federal floodplain, which could includeincreasing minimum requirements for elevating homes to reduce flood risk. Those rules could be a ‘game changer’ by requiring stricter building standards to reduce flood risk for hundreds...

How the Jones Act exacerbates the US diesel shortage
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How the Jones Act exacerbates the US diesel shortage

"Wood Mackenzie’s Williams argues that there is a better way the administration could help relieve the diesel shortage in New York Harbor and put downward pressure on prices. 'The quickest way to ease the situation would be to waive the Jones Act for a month or two,' he says. 'If we could move more barrels around the US by sea, that would make a real difference.'"

Subsidies Won’t Fix the Energy Industry
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Subsidies Won’t Fix the Energy Industry

"Energy subsidies are wasteful at best and cronyist at worst, and they don't even accomplish their stated aims. Policymakers should be removing the obstacles that keep creative entrepreneurs from developing cheaper alternatives, not giving specific products an unfair edge."

The Folly of Climate Reparations
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The Folly of Climate Reparations

When it comes to climate reparations, Biden and Kerry are pushing a plan that is neither enlightened nor wise. They are on the wrong side of history. Global development isn’t the problem; it’s the solution.  

These three issues stand in the way of energy permitting reform
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These three issues stand in the way of energy permitting reform

"Now, permitting reform is something that both parties can support. That’s because addressing climate change is less about blocking traditional energy projects and more about facilitating clean energy projects — everything from solar and wind to new powerlines, to advanced nuclear, to decarbonized natural gas, to geothermal, to new facilities to capture, move and store carbon dioxide. So, whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, and whether you care about energy costs, energy independence, energy innovation or greenhouse gas emissions, permitting reform helps you achieve your goals."

The United States and Canada Share Critical Minerals Goals, but Different Critical Minerals
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The United States and Canada Share Critical Minerals Goals, but Different Critical Minerals

"Consider a situation where a Canadian copper producer sought to benefit from the laws, but would be barred from doing so because of the divergent lists. This could create a significant diplomatic challenge and a nasty trade dispute. Perhaps more importantly, such a challenge would undermine the West’s shared strategy to develop a secure, responsible clean energy supply chain."

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