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A page holds copies of the Inflation Reduction Act

Is it ‘I.R.A.’ or ‘Ira’? Advocates are split.

Policy nerds love a good acronym. But climate advocates haven’t settled on how to refer to the massive climate and health care law that Democrats have dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act. President Joe Biden prefers to say all seven syllables of…

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Coal burning plant in China

Call China’s climate bluff

While American climate advocates are still taking victory laps over the historic clean energy bill passed by Congress in August, the international climate challenge remains dire as diplomats gather in Egypt next week at the…

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Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise

Republicans search for the next Solyndra

Solyndra is having a political renaissance. Thanks to the federal cash pouring in to renewable energy projects, Washington’s climate and energy insiders are abuzz again over the failed energy startup that went bankrupt more than a decade ago…

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Manchin’s permitting reveal

The Progressive Policy Institute is out with a new report this morning that offers some support for Manchin’s efforts and disputes some of the criticism from progressives who argue the permitting changes would…

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Senator John Kennedy

Why Republicans support Kigali

The Senate could ratify a major climate treaty by the end of the week. And it’s being pushed across the finish line by conservative Republicans and industry. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol has long been a standout in…

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President Biden

Why Democrats Must Support Biden in 2024

Despite good news for Joe Biden lately, many Democrats continue to be deeply worried about his chances of reelection. These concerns are understandable given that Biden, already the oldest president in history, will be…

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EV charging

California hits the gas on electric cars

California regulators approved a rule today banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. The move could accelerate the electric vehicle transition and reshape the nation’s auto market, but meeting that deadline will bring…

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A new proposal to simmer green trade tensions

Joe Biden has largely put a stop to the fractious trade wars of the Donald Trump era, soothing allies by suspending tariffs and offering fresh talks on a long-running dispute on aircraft subsidies. But the president has brought along with him…

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President Biden

Biden’s climate gamble in the debt deal

President Joe Biden is in hot water with climate activists. Again. Environmental advocates are assailing what they call “poison pills” in the debt limit deal the White House made with congressional Republicans over the weekend. They’re…

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