Russia’s Resource Grab in Ukraine
Ukraine’s extraordinary riches in energy, minerals, and agriculture are a prize for the Kremlin.
Spain’s Energy Ambitions Are Looking Like a Pipe Dream
Madrid wanted to become a European hub for natural gas. Then it reneged on Western Sahara.
Russia’s Invasion Unleashes ‘Perfect Storm’ in Global Agriculture
Curtailed harvests and scarcer fertilizer all but promise hunger and hardship for tens of millions.
Iran Needs a Cushion, and Europe Needs Gas
Politics in Tehran may finally fall into sync with the commercial logic of expanding energy markets.
Can African Oil and Gas Replace Russia’s?
The continent’s major energy producers are ready to help meet European demand, but they lack the capacity and investment.
Germany Should Look to Africa for Gas, Not Russia
To stop financing Moscow’s brutal wars, Berlin should help African countries develop their energy sectors.
Putin Just Pushed the World Into an Even Bigger Energy Crisis
Even without sanctions, Russia’s war will increase the shortage of oil and gas.
Biden’s LNG Plans Can’t Save Europe This Winter
Europe is too dependent on Russian gas for emergency shipments to help.
Don’t Blame Putin for Europe’s Energy Crisis
Regardless of Russia’s gas cutbacks, Europe’s own policies have made shortages and price spikes the new normal.
Europe Isn’t Prepared if Russia Turns the Gas Taps Off
Energy woes seep into the West’s response to a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Use Climate and Trade Policy to Counter Putin’s Playbook
Joint U.S.-EU carbon border fees could be much more damaging to Russia than sanctions.
Why the Climate Panic About Africa Is Wrong
Once again, the rich world sees Africans as a threat to the planet.
It’s Time to Be Honest About Fossil Fuels’ Role in Energy Transition
As soaring fuel inflation turns into a political risk, Biden needs a smarter energy policy fast.
Rich Countries’ Climate Policies Are Colonialism in Green
At COP26, developed-world governments are working to keep the global south poor.
How Will Moscow Use Its Energy Leverage Over Europe?
The Kremlin holds one of the keys to resolving Europe’s energy crisis.
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.
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.
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.