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A Russian serviceman patrols Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station on May 1. A series of exchanges in recent weeks has made conditions at the plant more dangerous. Andrey Borodulin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An employee looks at a vanadium flow battery in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Battery Reliability Laboratory in 2021. Andrea Starr/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory hide caption

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How The U.S. Gave Away Cutting-Edge Technology To China

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Smoke rises from a deadly fire at a large oil storage facility in Matanzas, Cuba, on Tuesday. The fire was triggered by lighting that struck one of the facility's eight tanks late Friday. Ismael Francisco/AP hide caption

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The former UniEnergy Technologies office in Mukilteo, Wash. Taxpayers spent $15 million on research to build a breakthrough battery. Then the U.S. government gave it to China. Jovelle Tamayo for NPR hide caption

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The U.S. made a breakthrough battery discovery — then gave the technology to China

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin struck a deal to include energy and climate spending in a party-line reconciliation bill. Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Climate experts experience an odd sensation after the Manchin budget deal: optimism

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It's Texas' hottest summer ever. Can the electric grid handle people turning up AC?

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Power transmission lines span toward San Antonio, Texas. More than 100 million people are currently under heat-related warnings and advisories across the United States, the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center said Tuesday. Nick Wagner/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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This photo shows the landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, the Baltic Sea Pipeline Link, in Lubmin, Germany, Thursday, July 21, 2022. Europe was bracing for the possibility that the key pipeline that brings natural gas from Russia to Germany wouldn't reopen as scheduled after routine maintenance. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Firefighters spray water after a fire Tuesday at Hoover Dam near Boulder City, Nev. Officials say no one was injured when a transformer briefly caught fire. John Locher/AP hide caption

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The dollar and the euro are flirting with "parity" for the first time in two decades. Daniel Munoz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Europe is on sale. Why the dollar-euro exchange rate is a win for Americans

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President Biden's visit to the Middle East will start in Israel on Wednesday. Then he will go to the Israeli-occupied West Bank to meet the Palestinian leadership. From there, he'll attend a regional Arab summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he'll meet leaders of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Coal-fired power plants, like the Longview Power Plant in Maidsville, W.Va., have struggled financially in recent years. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court handed coal power a win. But experts say that won't save it

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An employee at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine travels deep into the mine. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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In eastern Ukraine's coal fields, Russia's invasion sparks hopes of a comeback

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The Energy Fuels uranium mill and waste cells at White Mesa, Utah. Bruce Gordon/Ecoflight hide caption

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A U.S. uranium mill is near this tribe. A study may reveal if it poses a health risk

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Five Just Stop Oil activists spray paint the wall and glue themselves to the frame of the painting The Last Supper on Tuesday at the Royal Academy in London. Kristian Buus/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant shut down in 2019. Exelon Generation blamed the closure on a lack of state subsidies. Such subsidies are growing amid concerns that such closures abet climate change. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Soldiers patrol near the TotalEnergies complex in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. Last year the insurgency caused TotalEnergies to put onshore operations on hold. But Italy's ENI and ExxonMobil are moving ahead with a new floating LNG ship offshore. It plans to deliver its first LNG later this year. Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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War in Ukraine is driving demand for Africa's natural gas. That's controversial

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President Biden appears with other G7 leaders on Sunday, as a summit at Elmau Castle in the German Alps gets underway. Biden announced a $200 billion U.S. investment as part of a global infrastructure project by major democracies to counter China's investments in developing countries. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Encore: Keystone XL Pipeline gets renewed interest, but the company has moved on

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