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The 2020 climate policy no one is talking about
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The 2020 climate policy no one is talking about

"Ultimately, the Energy Act of 2020, as a bipartisan, serious piece of climate legislation, should be inspiring to us in this moment of even greater polarization. It made historic investments in critical energy innovation areas, and RFF’s recent study is backing up the bipartisan hypothesis that American technology is crucial to tackling global climate change. While politicians quibble over reconciliation on Capitol Hill, America’s energy innovators are getting to work."

Texas LNG to Save the Day as Europe Struggles With Its Gas Supply
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Texas LNG to Save the Day as Europe Struggles With Its Gas Supply

"Europe’s struggle to access affordable, reliable, and clean energy is not a novelty. But this time, the EU has a clear choice to adequately meet its gas needs without compromising consumers or the climate. By choosing Russian or other high carbon intensive sources, Europe is missing a big opportunity in securing reliable and affordable gas supply. Why not let Texas LNG save the day?"

Deregulation and U.S. Energy Independence
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Deregulation and U.S. Energy Independence

Paul Dabbar writes in The Wall Street Journal on how deregulation has created U.S. energy independence. “Technological innovation and broad deregulation are responsible for transforming the U.S. into a global energy powerhouse. The development by American oil and gas companies of new horizontal drilling techniques and the perfection of the process of hydraulic fracturing were...

The unsexy but incredibly powerful key to fight climate change: Reform permitting
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The unsexy but incredibly powerful key to fight climate change: Reform permitting

"Reforming the environmental approvals and permitting process is the unsexy, yet incredibly powerful key to fighting climate change. For example, the bipartisan infrastructure bill that is due for a vote any day now in Congress is being called a down payment on the infrastructure needed for a low-carbon economy. But without the ability to actually build, that investment would be squandered."

National Flood Insurance Is Changing. Some Homeowners Face Huge Premium Increases
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National Flood Insurance Is Changing. Some Homeowners Face Huge Premium Increases

"The National Flood Insurance Program—the main provider of flood coverage in the U.S., with more than five million policies—is rolling out an overhauled pricing method starting Friday in an effort to reflect more accurately the flood risk that individual properties face. The issue has gained importance with climate change, which scientists say is fueling sea-level rise and contributing to more-severe weather."

Investing in America’s Forests is Key to Improving Environmental Health
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Investing in America’s Forests is Key to Improving Environmental Health

The America’s Revegetation and Carbon Sequestration Act includes many practical measures to protect America’s forests, create collaborative efforts with local governments and the private sector and provide research programs to better understand the economic, environmental and climate impacts of better forest and rangeland management.

Biden’s Energy Price Shock
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Biden’s Energy Price Shock

The Wall Street Journal‘s Editorial Board writes on Biden’s energy price shock. “Europe’s climate follies have created fuel shortages and price spikes that are rippling through global energy markets. Demand for liquefied natural gas in Europe has soared due to waning wind production, the shutdown of coal and nuclear plants, and lower Russian gas deliveries....

Markets Can Provide More Sustainable Conservation
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Markets Can Provide More Sustainable Conservation

PERC CEO Brian Yablonski joins the Land Ethic podcast to discuss how markets can provide more sustainable conservation. “PERC CEO Brian Yablonski joins Dylan Bagnasco of the Land Ethic podcast to discuss free market environmentalism. Brian notes that a market-based approach to conservation will be more sustainable and insulated from fickle political winds.” Listen to...

U.S. eyes wetland restoration as hedge against climate change
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U.S. eyes wetland restoration as hedge against climate change

"Federal scientists are studying whether heat-trapping carbon dioxide can be sucked out of the atmosphere and sequestered in restored salt marshes, sea grass beds and mangrove swamps. And those wetlands can in turn protect communities along the coast from rising seas and fierce, frequent climate-driven storms."

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