Pompeo may be in an uproar over Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but it is hardly the geopolitical masterstroke he imagines.
Amid Price War, Texas Oil Patch Is Coming Up Empty
Thousands of workers wonder if the coronavirus shutdown will be the worst oil bust of all.
Sorry, but the Virus Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change
Extreme measures to fight the coronavirus have raised activists’ hopes for similarly drastic action on global warming. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Why Scientists Should Shape Environmental Policy
The case of fracking in Pennsylvania shows that if experts and fossil fuel industry leaders can cooperate, innovation is possible.
Canada’s Not-So-Green Green Energy
Hydropower may be the future of Canadian power, but it won’t bring the environmental benefits many proponents tout.
Return to the Rat Hole
Coal mining has been reopened in the Indian state of Meghalaya, but it isn’t clear that government protections will improve life for workers or help the environment.
Power Cuts Are Plaguing Southern Africa. The Region Needs Renewable Energy.
Zimbabwe and its richer neighbor South Africa are in the throes of an electricity crisis. Alternative sources of energy are the solution.
The Myth of U.S. Energy Independence Has Gone Up in Smoke
Attacks on Saudi Arabia prove that, when it comes to oil, Washington still isn’t close to being master of its own fate.
The Limits of Clean Energy
If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.
The Public Can Solve Climate Change if We Let It
The most efficient way of spreading renewable energy? Getting local communities involved.
China Is Winning the Solar Space Race
The United States should be leading on the energy of the future—but it keeps blowing its chances.
The United States’ Antitrust Laws Can’t Match Saudi Aramco
Congress should pass NOPEC to give America a fighting chance against oil cartels.
When Coal Comes to Paradise
As China pushes clean energy policies at home, it is exporting its high-pollution coal industry to pristine places like Kenya’s Lamu Island—with Nairobi’s seal of approval. Local residents fear it will destroy the environment they depend on.
Oil’s Power Players
The United States may be a growing force in energy markets, but national oil companies still reign supreme.
U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Washington and Berlin face off again over Nord Stream 2 as European ships are targeted.
Brazil Was a Global Leader on Climate Change. Now It’s a Threat.
Jair Bolsonaro’s government could roll back decades of progress on clean energy and reducing deforestation.
Energy Security Is the Real Way to Put America First
Looming Iran oil sanctions pose challenges for U.S. energy policy.
U.S. Close to Imposing Sanctions on European Companies in Russian Pipeline Project
The decision would test already fraught relations with Germany, other allies.
In the Middle East, Soon Everyone Will Want the Bomb
The region is at risk of a nuclear arms race. Washington needs to stop proliferation before it starts.