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Why Resolving Democrats’ Internal War on Climate Policy Will Be Hard

Kate Aronoff The New Republic
Details on the permitting reform demanded by Senator Manchin remain scant. Many fear it could prove a giveaway to fossil fuel companies. The majority leader seems determined to see it through, despite ever more Democrats expressing their skepticism.

Energy, Cost of Living and Recession

Michael Roberts Michael Robert's Blog
To avoid the energy catastrophe and reverse the huge loss in living standards already under way, we need to take over the fossil fuel companies and phase out their production with increased investment in renewables, to reduce fuel prices for households and small businesses.

For the Sake of Humanity, Let’s Abandon American Exceptionalism

Aviva Chomsky TomDispatch
We can’t live without energy and we desperately do need to turn to alternatives to fossil fuels. But alternative energies are only going to be truly viable if we can also greatly reduce our energy needs, which means reconfiguring the global economy.

AMLO Is Nationalizing Mexico’s Lithium Supply

Kurt Hackbarth Jacobin
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is attempting to transform the country’s overpriced energy industry by nationalizing lithium — a move essential to kicking out private mining and developing a robust and affordable public energy sector.

The Oil Merchant in the Gray Flannel Suit

Alexander Sammon The American Prospect
Why aren’t insurance companies aggressively fighting climate change, and minimizing catastrophes? Look at their balance sheets.
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