News and Features
The latest trend toward fossil fuels is dangerous for the entire planet, since China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.
This mega-bestseller has been attacked repeatedly since its publication forty years ago, but its warnings about the climate were alarmingly prescient.
Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy.
For decades, the World Bank pushed privatization of the power industry and assumed that energy services would "trickle down" to the poor.
Costly technologies have opened up new sources in the Western Hemisphere—but they pose immense environmental dangers.
The transition to a low-carbon future is ambitious and, so far, has been remarkably smooth.
Why is United States in an especially precarious position when it comes to energy?
A thirty-year war for energy pre-eminence? You wouldn’t wish it on a desperate planet. But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back.
Is dirty energy the only way to meet the huge demands of the modern world? New numbers suggest renewables could do the job—and more.
How droughts, the Arab Spring and the decline of nuclear power are shaping the future of global energy consumption.