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Hydropower 101
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Hydropower 101

"After peaking in the 1960s, the stream of hydropower development gradually slowed to a trickle. One of the main reasons is the bureaucratic federal licensing process. Developers must navigate a licensing process that can take more than six years, spanning multiple state and federal government agencies."

Gulf Coast Sequestration Takes ‘Significant Step’ Toward Massive Carbon Capture Project
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Gulf Coast Sequestration Takes ‘Significant Step’ Toward Massive Carbon Capture Project

“GCS said once completed, its sequestration hub is expected to be the largest geologic carbon capture project in the United States and among the largest in the world. It would have capacity to sequester 2.7 tons of CO2 annually. That is equivalent to removing about 600,000 passenger vehicles from the road every year, the company estimated.”

A Red State Goes Green — Why Texas Is Adding So Much Solar
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A Red State Goes Green — Why Texas Is Adding So Much Solar

“The thing that makes solar so appealing is that land and labor are cheap in Texas, and permits to turn on solar are easier to get in Texas. Reduced regulation in Texas means it is easier to build projects and get permission to sell power on the grid. It is easier to try new innovative things.”

Mitsubishi Eyes Great Lakes for Offshore Wind Development
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Mitsubishi Eyes Great Lakes for Offshore Wind Development

The Great Lakes are a geographically unique location for offshore wind. The region does not experience the extreme weather that is seen on the East Coast, and there are major cities all along the Lakes. Additionally, electricity grids, ports, and other infrastructure from retired coal plants still exist which could be useful for these wind projects.

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