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‘Not enough for clean power’ in US infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure agreement with centrist senators does not include enough for clean power, says the American Clean Power Association (ACP). Late last week, Biden and a group of centrist senators from both major parties had agreed to an…

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Biden’s climate agenda bogged down in divided Congress

President Joe Biden arrives back in the US this week after a foreign tour with a recurring theme: fighting climate change. But he returns to a Washington where his own party feels increasing anxiety that his administration’s climate agenda will fall short at home…

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The US hydrogen moonshot

US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm described her department as the US government’s “in-house solutions powerhouse”. It would be the DoE, she said, that would lead the charge to reaching a net-zero US economy by 2050, by…

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The Arctic is ground zero in the climate battle

Tony Barber’s important column on the growing rivalry of great powers over the Arctic rightly notes that Arctic climate change “is an urgent matter for everyone”. Since the Arctic is warming at twice as fast as the global average…

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Cyber attack shuts major US pipeline system

Assault on Colonial Pipeline underscores vulnerabilities in critical US infrastructure. A major US fuel pipeline has been shut down after a ransomware attack, in an incident that underscores the vulnerabilities in America’s critical infrastructure…

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How Congress can save Biden’s climate agenda

There is a scramble under way on Capitol Hill to keep the Biden administration’s emissions goals on track after West Virginia senator Joe Manchin torpedoed the climate centrepiece of the president’s multitrillion dollar spending package…

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Biden abruptly accelerates his involvement in agenda talks

For weeks, President Biden has met repeatedly with Democratic lawmakers as part of the tortuous negotiations over his agenda — but to the frustration of many, he has revealed few opinions of his own on what should remain in the plan and what should be jettisoned…

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America needs a climate plan compromise

President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda is making its way through Congress via a budget reconciliation bill — a once-in-a-generation opportunity for America to reassert its leadership in combating the climate crisis…

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Democrats’ landmark climate proposal teeters

The Democrats’ central climate plan in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package is hanging by a thread as lawmakers return from a weeklong recess that failed to cool tense deliberations on major aspects of President Biden’s agenda…

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Energy crisis tests Biden’s clean electricity agenda

The Biden administration called yesterday for continued use of natural gas, illustrating the challenging political spot facing the White House as it navigates between a global energy crisis, protesters on the left and a push for a major clean energy package on Capitol Hill…

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