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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."

This new magnetic powder can capture microplastics in water
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This new magnetic powder can capture microplastics in water

"Conventional filters used to clean up plastic can’t capture the smallest fragments, and even nano-sized filters designed specifically for the task work slowly, if at all. Clean-up approaches that accelerate the breakdown of plastic can release other pollution, and still don’t work quickly enough for wastewater treatment plants. This new technology can work within an hour, the researchers say. The plastic that’s captured can then be recycled."

Dominion Energy plans to deploy small modular nuclear reactors statewide by 2032
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Dominion Energy plans to deploy small modular nuclear reactors statewide by 2032

Markus Schmidt of The Cardinal News reports that Dominion Energy will deploy small modular nuclear reactors in Virginia by 2032. “Youngkin also announced that $5 million of this funding would advance the goal laid out in the recently released ‘all-of-the-above’ Virginia Energy Plan, to grow Virginia’s nuclear energy industry by establishing a Virginia Nuclear Innovation Hub....

New York Times Blames ‘Deregulation’ for Regulated Electric Costs
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New York Times Blames ‘Deregulation’ for Regulated Electric Costs

"That leaves the third explanation by the Times, the old staple of anti-market thinking: Competition leads to higher prices because of 'profits taken in by energy suppliers.' Based on reading the Times article, you might be surprised to learn that monopoly utilities also make profits. Indeed, utility rates are typically set to give the utility a set percentage of profit based on their past investments. This, needless to say, does not encourage utilities to find ways to lower costs." 

Centrus Competes Construction, Initial Testing of HALEU Demonstration Cascade
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Centrus Competes Construction, Initial Testing of HALEU Demonstration Cascade

"Centrus’s pioneering cascade uses gas centrifuge machines, which feed uranium hexafluoride (UF6)—heated to a gaseous state—into a rotor inside the centrifuge machine. A rotor spinning at high speed inside a steel casing uses centrifugal force to concentrate the heavier U-238 isotopes at the outer wall of the rotor and the lighter U-235 isotopes toward the rotor center. The streams are then fed to the next machines in a “cascade” to achieve the desired level of enrichment. Centrus will use a 4.95% LEU feed material for its planned HALEU 16 AC100M-centrifuge cascade. It suggests roughly 85% of the separative work units (SWU)—a measure of enrichment needed to produce HALEU—is already contained in the LEU feed material."

Seventh Generation Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change With Robots And A Giant Mechanical Stomach
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Seventh Generation Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change With Robots And A Giant Mechanical Stomach

"The digester offers the family an additional revenue stream to supplement the milk production and their other source of income—a farm store that the family opened back in 2008. The Barstow Farm Store sells fresh dairy, beef, and prepared food to local diners and to groups who come to the farm for by-appointment farm tours. In addition, the Farm composts manure from the heifer barn and sells that to local hobby farmers and suburban gardeners."

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