energy policy

China Is Definitely Winning the World's Clean Energy Race

China Is Definitely Winning the World's Clean Energy Race

The world continued to double down on renewable power in 2017. Or at least, China did. Certain wealthy nations (ahem, U.S.) could stand to step up their game. Read more...
How California Taught China to Sell Electric Cars

How California Taught China to Sell Electric Cars

A liberal bastion and an authoritarian government agree on how to help bring about the future of cars, with help from the state.
Lamar Smith Is Okay Addressing Climate Change as Long as It's With Fusion Power

Lamar Smith Is Okay Addressing Climate Change as Long as It's With Fusion Power

House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman and man who calls hearings to challenge basic climate science Lamar Smith struck an unusual tune in a hearing that garnered little attention
Mexican Front-Runner Wants Public’s View on Oil Law, Ally Says

Mexican Front-Runner Wants Public’s View on Oil Law, Ally Says

Mexico’s leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador intends to seek a public consultation on the nation’s landmark energy reform, according to his Veracruz gubernatorial candidate.
Third Time's Not a Charm as Trump Tries to Craft a Biofuel Fix

Third Time's Not a Charm as Trump Tries to Craft a Biofuel Fix

President Donald Trump found out how difficult it is to bridge the competing interests of ethanol producers and oil refiners as a third White House biofuel meeting in four days ended with no agreement
Can’t Stop the Shining

Can’t Stop the Shining

Solar power is the world’s most promising clean energy solution, but governments must abandon outdated policies for it to succeed.
For Merkel, Some China Investments Are More Welcome Than Others

For Merkel, Some China Investments Are More Welcome Than Others

Two weeks ago, in an otherwise unremarkable speech in a small town near the Baltic Sea, Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the specter of the “huge challenge” to German industry posed by China.
The Trump Administration Might (Sort Of) Be Serious About Clean Coal

The Trump Administration Might (Sort Of) Be Serious About Clean Coal

The Trump era is unlikely to be known for aggressive climate action, but there is one front on which scientists, engineers, and policymakers may yet make a little progress over the next few years:
The Trojan Horse of Russian Gas

The Trojan Horse of Russian Gas

Energy resources aren’t just a commodity – they’re a vehicle for Russia’s political ambitions.

Skiddish Markets Are Spooked by Looming Interest Rate Hike

Trump’s needs new Fed Chairman Jay Powell to adopt pro-growth monetary policies.
Fight Over Ethanol Escalates as Bankruptcy Refuels Debate

Fight Over Ethanol Escalates as Bankruptcy Refuels Debate

The battle between U.S. farm interests and oil-refining advocates such as Carl Icahn is heating up again as the two sides fight over whether the ethanol mandate is to blame for the bankruptcy of the
Biofuel Producers, Nuclear Power Get Boost in U.S. Budget Deal

Biofuel Producers, Nuclear Power Get Boost in U.S. Budget Deal

Tax credits that would benefit biofuel producers and a nuclear reactor project being constructed by Southern Co. are among the energy incentives in a budget deal that Congress must pass by midnight to
What’s Good for Russian Gas Is Good for America

What’s Good for Russian Gas Is Good for America

Washington's opposition to a gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany has never made sense.
Tillerson Praises Monroe Doctrine, Warns Latin America of ‘Imperial’ Chinese Ambitions

Tillerson Praises Monroe Doctrine, Warns Latin America of ‘Imperial’ Chinese Ambitions

The secretary of state kicks off his multicountry tour trying to get the region to rally behind Trump.
The Dark Side of America’s Rise to Oil Superpower

The Dark Side of America’s Rise to Oil Superpower

It sounds good, but be careful what you wish for.
Trump Solar Duties Strike At $161 Billion China-Led Industry

Trump Solar Duties Strike At $161 Billion China-Led Industry

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on solar-panel imports to the U.S. are a swipe at an industry that drew in $161 billion of investment globally last year and is dominated by companies in China.
Head of Oil Lobbying Powerhouse API to Step Down After Decade

Head of Oil Lobbying Powerhouse API to Step Down After Decade

The leader of the American Petroleum Institute will leave the industry’s top Washington lobbying group in August, after helping win new places to drill, expand markets for U.S. oil and defeat a Trump
Japan Minister's Clean Energy Critique Fuels Abe Succession Talk

Japan Minister's Clean Energy Critique Fuels Abe Succession Talk

A Japanese cabinet minister’s criticism of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s energy policies may say more about his own political prospects than it does about the country’s debate over clean power.
Trump Yanks Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan After Objections

Trump Yanks Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan After Objections

The Trump administration is ruling out plans to sell new drilling rights off the coast of Florida, including eastern Gulf of Mexico waters coveted by oil companies, amid pressure from Republican
The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army

The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army

America’s military is the only institution that can break the partisan deadlock on the worst threat the nation faces.