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Incentive to capture carbon emissions would spur needed technology
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No single solution to nuclear’s troubles
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Climate Solutions: The Role of Nuclear Power

Nuclear power supplies more than 60 percent of the nation’s zero-carbon electricity. The planned retirement of five nuclear reactors could make it tougher to meet U.S. climate goals.  A C2ES brief examines the pressures on the nation’s nuclear fleet and …

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Maintaining U.S. nuclear power helps meet our climate goals
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Natural gas power plant with CCS is a positive step for the climate
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Leading by Example 2.0: How Information and Communication Technologies Help Achieve Federal Sustainability Goals

By any measure, the federal government has an enormous impact on the economy and the environment. Federal agencies: Own or operate 660,000 vehicles; Own or manage approximately 400,000 buildings; and Employ 1.8 million workers. The federal government also paid over …

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Leveraging Natural Gas to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Recent technological advances have unleashed a boom in U.S. natural gas production, with expanded supplies and substantially lower prices projected well into the future. Because combusting natural gas yields fewer greenhouse gas emissions than coal or petroleum, the expanded use …

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Leading by Example: Using Information and Communication Technologies to Achieve Federal Sustainability Goals

As the nation’s largest landlord, fleet operator, and purchaser of goods and services, the federal government has the opportunity, if not the responsibility, to lead by example in moving our country in a more sustainable direction. Recent initiatives across the …

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CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery: A Critical Domestic Energy, Economic, and Environmental Opportunity

Introduction Amidst economic uncertainty, fiscal crisis and political division over energy policy, carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) offers a safe and commercially proven method of domestic oil production that can help the United States simultaneously address three urgent national …

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