Energy Policy

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the Russian Energy Week International Forum in Moscow on Oct. 13.

The West Still Needs Russia’s Energy

Hopes of defanging Moscow through alternative energy have faded.

The cooling tower at the Muelheim-Kaerlich nuclear power plant collapses during a controlled demolition near Koblenz, Germany.

In Global Energy Crisis, Anti-Nuclear Chickens Come Home to Roost

In virtually every country that has closed nuclear plants, clean electricity has been replaced with dirty power.

Woman working in Indian coal mine

Why India Can’t Wean Itself Off Coal

Those who see India as a climate boogeyman are holding it to a standard they would never apply to themselves.

Employees work on a high-voltage transmission tower in China.

The Real Reasons Behind China’s Energy Crisis

Cheap pricing and too much coal are leaving Chinese in the dark.

Gasoline shortage in Britain

Is Europe’s Energy Crisis a Preview of America’s?

Europe has itself to blame for shortages and spiking prices, but Washington is copying many of its policies.

A man holds his daughter across from a coal power station in Shanghai.

Why Xi’s Coal Pledge Is a Big Deal

With China out, there’s little investment left for global coal projects.

Drivers line up for fuel in London.

What’s Causing the U.K. Fuel Crisis?

One part Brexit and one part coronavirus have derailed Britain’s transportation system—and given the government a huge headache.

Demonstrators protest against electricity tariffs in Madrid

Why This Energy Crisis Is Different

Climate change and the policies to curb it lie behind skyrocketing gas, coal, and electricity prices in Europe and Asia.

The Iranian and Japanese foreign ministers shake hands.

Japan Is the Middle East’s Most Credible Player

Tokyo’s long-standing, quiet diplomacy has built trust Washington lacks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks with Lloyd Austin.

Ukraine’s President Finally Has His White House Meeting

But Volodymyr Zelensky is irked with the Biden administration over its acquiescence in Russia’s big pipeline.

Demonstrators take part in a climate march in Bonn, Germany.

The End of Coal Is Coming Sooner Than You Think

Despair elides the progress made over the last two decades.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden

Ukraine Won’t Stop Fighting the Nord Stream Deal

Kyiv feels let down by supposed allies in Berlin and Washington.

Merkel and Biden at the White House

Biden’s Surrender to Merkel on Nord Stream 2

His support for the pipeline abandoned a bipartisan consensus, got nothing in return, and made the world less secure.

A container ship sails on the Mediterranean Sea during a thunderstorm about 20 nautical miles from Malta on Sept. 24, 2017.

Free Trade Is Dead. Risky ‘Managed Trade’ Is Here.

The old trade order has gone out the window at breathtaking speed. What comes next is very slippery.

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