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Solar energy news and analysis from The Nation
June 14, 2021
We Don’t Need Science Fiction to Avert Climate Catastrophe
Europe is showing the world that a clean-energy transition is possible with existing technology.
October 19, 2020
How Climate-Driven Disasters Threaten Climate Progress
As climate change fans the flames of wildfires up and down the West Coast, those same fires also endanger efforts to combat climate change.
September 9, 2020
States Are Doing What Big Government Won’t to Stop Climate Change
Officials hope the federal money, aimed at rebuilding economies ravaged by Covid-19, will support clean energy and carbon-cutting programs.
April 20, 2020
10 Ways Trump Could Use His Power for Good, Not Evil
The president can still use his executive powers to do the right thing.
Todd N. Tucker
October 1, 2019
Bolivia’s Remarkable Socialist Success Story
President Evo Morales has transformed his country’s economy with an unapologetically left-wing agenda—but can it last?
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July 23, 2018
The Green Jobs Revolution Needs to Include All of Us
A few years ago, Adan Anguiano was in prison. Now he has a career installing solar panels in East Los Angeles.
July 13, 2018
This Hurricane Season, Puerto Ricans Are Imagining a Sustainable Future
Puerto Rican movements are rebuilding their island in a way that not only enhances climate resilience, but also reclaims their political power.
November 21, 2017
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Is a Climate Criminal—and I’m Willing to Go to Jail to Say So
A big part of what makes nonviolent civil disobedience powerful is the willingness of those engaging in it to suffer the consequences.
July 6, 2017
Can the Caribbean’s Tourism Economy Survive Climate Change?
Rising sea levels, ocean acidification, catastrophic storm surges—the threat is dire, and requires a rapid transition to renewable energy.
June 2, 2017
How the States Can Still Fight Climate Change—Without the Federal Government
If states can raise taxes on socially detrimental substances like alcohol and tobacco, they can certainly do the same for greenhouse emissions.