Green Energy’s Dirty Secret: Its Hunger for African Resources
The scramble for battery metals threatens to replicate one of the most destructive dynamics in global economic history.
Yes, We Need to Talk About Cutting Energy Demand
By focusing only on energy supply, the world is ignoring some of the cheapest and quickest ways to fight the crisis.
Race to the Bottom: Deep Sea Mining Is the Next Frontier
The untapped trove of metals on the ocean floor might be the key to a greener future—or an environmental catastrophe.
Can Petro Move Colombia Away From Oil?
If his presidency goes according to plan, the country could become the world’s biggest crude exporter to halt new exploration.
Why the West Should Make Peace With Erdogan Now
He is the one unsavory character the West urgently needs better relations with.
Germany Confronts Its Nuclear Demons
Opposition to all things nuclear was the bedrock of the modern German political psyche. Then came Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Ukraine Wants a Lend-Lease Plan for Energy to Escape Russian Chokehold
Russia blackmails its neighbors with energy. Kyiv needs a solution.
Biden Sidelines Venezuelan Democracy at Summit of the Americas
The administration wants to support human rights, but it doesn’t have the courage of its convictions.
Get Ready for $150 a Barrel Oil Soon
Despite emergency measures, there’s little chance of a price drop.
Biden Was Always Going to Need Saudi Arabia
Trying to make Mohammed bin Salman a “pariah” was bound to fail.
China’s Energy Nationalism Means Coal Is Sticking Around
Green plans are secondary to political demands.
Russia’s War Is the End of Climate Policy as We Know It
Ironically, geopolitical strife and energy scarcity will do more for the climate than decades of ardent policies.
Biden’s Saudi Trip May Be Too Little, Too Late
Soaring oil prices require a long-term fix and are in direct conflict with the world’s green agenda. The only way out may be a major recession.
Mongolia Looks to Fuel Russia and China by Rail
Critical routes will be finished by the end of 2022.
Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Was ‘Self-Defeating’
Two experts on energy and geopolitics talk about spiking prices, Russia’s war, and what that means for the climate fight.