energy policy

Warren Calls On Perry To Step Down From Energy Transfer Board

Warren Calls On Perry To Step Down From Energy Transfer Board

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is calling on former U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to step down from the board of the general partner that controls Dallas-based pipeline giant
U.S. Investigators May go to Iran, But Role Remains Fraught

U.S. Investigators May go to Iran, But Role Remains Fraught

The U.S. government has vowed to clear the way for participation by its investigators in Iran’s probe of this week’s jetliner crash, but that’s just the first step in a highly volatile situation.
Return to the Rat Hole

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.

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.
Which of the cleaner states imports dirty electricity?

Which of the cleaner states imports dirty electricity?

Some regions suffer from pollution as they send power elsewhere.
How Energy Companies Corrupt State Politics

How Energy Companies Corrupt State Politics

In 2017, a coalition of Democratic activists and party leaders led a “Blue Wave” in Virginia, flipping 15 Republican-held House seats and becoming a vessel of hope for Democrats nationwide. This year,
The Myth of U.S. Energy Independence Has Gone Up in Smoke

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 Democrats aren’t trying to take away your light bulbs

The Democrats aren’t trying to take away your light bulbs

How much would you give up in service of global salvation? Maybe that's the wrong question.
The Limits of Clean Energy

The Limits of Clean Energy

If the world isn’t careful, renewable energy could become as destructive as fossil fuels.
Wisconsin Becomes First Midwest State With a Plan to Go Carbon-Free By Midcentury

Wisconsin Becomes First Midwest State With a Plan to Go Carbon-Free By Midcentury

The impacts of climate change have been real so far this year for the Midwest. Historic flooding has ravaged multiple states, and don’t even get me started on last month’s heatwave.Read more...
Trump’s Top Energy Regulator Invites Execs to Coal Country

Trump’s Top Energy Regulator Invites Execs to Coal Country

President Donald Trump’s chief energy regulator has invited a group of environmentalists, energy executives and other industry leaders to the heart of Coal Country for a summit on “the future of

How A Foreign Government Wrote Trump's Campaign Speech

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. President Donald Trump’s inauguration chairman, Tom
The Public Can Solve Climate Change if We Let It

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

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

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

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
Oil’s Power Players

Oil’s Power Players

The United States may be a growing force in energy markets, but national oil companies still reign supreme.
Australia's Climate Wars Set to Heat Up After Coal Champion Wins

Australia's Climate Wars Set to Heat Up After Coal Champion Wins

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s surprise victory in Australia’s election was a win for the coal industry and ensures the debate about tackling climate change will continue to polarize the nation.
U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

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.