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A Market Fix to a Market Failure? Carbon Pricing Policy that Works for Consumers

The Inflation Reduction Act brims with incentives to invest in lower-carbon economic infrastructure. But, asks one economist, what happens if consumers only respond with vigor to the cash they see moving in and out of their checking accounts? The case for a carbon dividend remains open, according to James K...
It's morning in America

Could hydrogen signal a dawn in all sorts of clean infrastructure? 

Explainer: Can Tax Incentives Help Green Hydrogen Outgrow Its Promise?

Hydrogen investors say the abundant element can replace carbon throughout economies. Hydrogen skeptics (and shorts) say that producing adequate hydrogen supply requires intolerable amounts of carbon pollution. Some startups are looking at chemistry - and tax credit financing via the United States' Inflation Reduction Act - to increase the supply...
Growing food in the forest for financeable flourishing

Explainer: How Carbon Capture Contributes to Climate Strategies

There's too much operating need for carbon-heavy energy, and climate change is too far along, for society to do all its sustainability work through a switch to renewable fuels. Removing carbon from the atmosphere becomes necessary - and financing the removal involves a range of risks.
Amy Harder, a journalist with chops, takes on the net-zero challenge

Amy Harder, an expert journalist, steers the storytelling for Breakthrough Energy's new publication. 

An Interview With Amy Harder of Cipher by Breakthrough Energy

Amy Harder, a veteran journalist, now runs a new site out of Breakthrough Energy called Cipher. She looks at the transition's hard questions, hard slogs, and compelling stories in a casual Zoom with undergraduates.
A coal-fired power plant can't coexist with a safe climate, but securitization can help retire it.

(Photo by Sam LaRussa via Flickr.) This coal-fired power plant outside Austin, Texas, is one of thousands across the country that owners will have to finance out of service. 

Explainer: How Can Securitization Retire Coal Plants?

Imagine that you are a utility owner. You anticipated your plant would last 40 years and invested accordingly. Now you see the value of coal plummeting, but you can't strand your assets. Someone mentions securitization. You wonder: What's that?

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