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Just How Clean Is “Clean” Hydrogen, Anyway?

A hydrogen fuel cell bus in Canton, Ohio. Tony Dejak/AP This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Democrats’ new climate legislation, which President Joe Biden signed into law this week, has been described as “transformative” and “game-changing.” But perhaps the most apt word…

America Can Cut Emissions in Half by 2030—if We Choose To

Wind turbines near Blairsburg, Iowa.Jack Kurtz/ZUMA Wire This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. You can’t see them or hear them, but there are huge, hidden forces propelling the United States into the energy future. Last year, the Biden administration committed to eliminating half the country’s greenhouse gas…

How “America First” Crippled the Nation’s Solar Industry

Grist This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The economic theory behind solar tariffs is simple: Solar cells and panels made abroad are often cheaper, thanks to lower manufacturing costs and generous government subsidies from countries like China. So taxing imported panels should give the US solar industry…