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Carbon Pricing is Key to Economic Viability of Xcel’s Nuclear Power Plants in Minnesota

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A carbon tax can help keep nuclear energy in the picture

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A Carbon Tax That Is Good for Conservative Clean Energy

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Trump Administration Pivots To Nuclear Energy, Finds Lever Against China, Russia

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Machines that suck CO2 directly from the air could cut the cost of meeting global climate goals, a new study finds, but they would need as much as a quarter of global energy supplies in 2100.

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Could Full Decarbonization Depend on New Nuclear or CCS?

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Nuclear-Powered Carbon Capture and Sequestration

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Capturing carbon: Can it save us?

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Fossil Fuels are Dead, Long Live Fossil Fuels

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A critical step to reduce climate change

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Hydrogen is essential for sustainability

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Shifting Power to Renewables Requires an Upgraded Grid

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Falling Battery Price Transforms Economics of Green Energy

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The battery decade: How energy storage could revolutionize industries in the next 10 years

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Nuclear power and the energy transition

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Every Day 10,000 People Die Due To Air Pollution From Fossil Fuels

Roger Pielke. 3 10 2020. Forbes.

Is Solar Power More DangerousThan Nuclear?

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Air pollution from fracking killed an estimated 20 people in Pennsylvania from 2010-2017: Study

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Levelized Cost of Energy and Levelized Cost of Storage 2019

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Nuclear Power is the Most Reliable Energy Source and It’s Not Even Close

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