Clean, secure, homegrown, advanced nuclear energy is the safe, zero-carbon energy solution that America needs — but time is running out. America’s policies must support this technology, or we risk falling behind as a global leader in nuclear energy. Find out more.
Here's the latest on the fragile Democratic deal to massively expand clean energy investments, Ben writes. Joe Manchin's side deal takes shape. His office circulated an outline of his agreement with Democratic leaders to speed permitting in exchange for backing the big climate bill. Why it matters: The permitting plan would make it easier to build all kinds of projects — including fossil fuel infrastructure like pipelines but
Floods, heat waves and wildfires across the U.S. have killed dozens and reshaped entire communities from Kentucky to Northern California in the past week alone, Andrew writes. Why it matters: This summer has demonstrated repeatedly that our infrastructure is not able to withstand the changed climate of today, let alone future impacts. Driving the news: Two 1-in-1,000-year rainstorms that struck communities about 400 miles apart in
ConocoPhillips is working with Alaskans to ensure the Willow project is a strong example of an environmentally and socially responsible development. Willow offers extensive public benefits, including local revenues to support Alaska Native communities. Learn more.
This week is bringing fresh momentum for startups looking to deploy electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Ben writes. Driving the news: Archer Aviation yesterday announced a $10 million "pre-delivery payment" from United Airlines on United's 2021 plan to buy 100 of the startup's aircraft. Meanwhile, Joby Aviation, another California eVTOL startup, announced the expansion of its contract with the U.S. Air Force. "It
The Democrats' climate bill that the House is expected to take up tomorrow follows decades of legislative failure on climate change, Andrew writes. Why it matters: If the bill passes and heads to President Biden's desk, experts say it will be because Democrats abandoned the strategy of simply making carbon emissions too painful to maintain — and because Americans are now increasingly aware of the