A big winner is carbon capture technology. Subsidies will lock in fossil fuel use.
The bill will cut U.S. emissions, but not nearly enough. It’s “like losing 20 pounds when you need to lose 100 pounds” one expert said.
Getting off fossil fuels can bring price stability and significant savings, but consumers may also face “greenflation.”
There may be better ways to slow global warming, but this legislation is a big step forward.
The Senate bill avoided the political pitfalls of past legislative attempts by offering only incentives to cut climate pollution, not taxes.
The Inflation Reduction Act may be the single-most important piece of climate legislation in American history.
For three decades, nuclear power was one of Germany’s most divisive debates. But with Russia cutting gas, Germans are revisiting their political energy taboos.
Despite Republican claims, the new legislation would be only a modest corporate tax increase, Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation found.
This bill just might catalyze a crucial energy transition.
Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.
The Manchin-Schumer bill may well prove inadequate. It also represents a generational achievement.
The $369 billion climate and tax bill would affect every aspect of U.S. energy production, with incentives for producers and consumers to move away from fossil fuels.
The announcement Wednesday of an agreement in the Senate almost instantly reset the role of the United States in the global effort to fight climate change.
Taxpayers and the environment have been the losers.
There’s a lesson here on what big investments in clean energy could deliver.
Our energy policy is a mess. The president needs to devise a new strategy with America’s biggest oil producers.
Democrats probably won’t get another chance to pass climate legislation anytime soon.
The party has largely moved beyond denying the existence of climate change but continues to oppose dramatic action to halt it, worried about the short-term economic consequences.
Yet it’s suffering badly from warming.
First, Russia upended the world energy market, then searing temperatures drove up demand for energy, forcing some of the world’s largest economies to scramble to secure power for their citizens.
Los polémicos planes para instalar un parque eólico frente a la costa noreste de España forman parte de un tenso debate sobre dónde ubicar los nuevos proyectos de energías renovables en toda Europa.
If only it were just about money.
Rising prices, party infighting and the aftershocks from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have hurt the president’s plans to speed an energy transition.
The sites, once a source of greenhouse gases, have a useful feature: They’re wired to the electricity grid. For new ventures like solar farms, that can save a lot of time and money.
Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia led his party and his president through months of tortured talks, with nothing to show for it as the planet dangerously heats up.
The Biden administration is taking a gamble that furthers our reliance on China without providing the essential elements to build our domestic solar industry.
In the absence of national climate measures in the United States, how much can be done at the local level? Our reporters talk about the opportunities and barriers.
Dozens of state and local budgets depend heavily on tax revenue from oil, gas and coal to fund schools, hospitals and more. Replacing that money is turning out to be a major challenge in the fight against climate change.
The decision is likely to reverberate far beyond Europe’s borders and set a benchmark that could be replicated around the world.
With challenges in meeting clean energy goals and new electricity demands, politicians in both parties seek to prolong and even expand reactor use.
The United States has demonstrated international leadership on climate change in the past, but recent setbacks are presenting new challenges for President Biden.
A Supreme Court ruling, combined with an energy crunch and intraparty politics, makes it nearly impossible for President Biden to achieve his climate goals.
Companies like BlueWave are betting on it. But the technology has its critics.
One company says it has the technology. And though investors looking for cleaner power generation are lining up, some environmentalists are skeptical.
Ties to potentially coercive labor practices could prove a problem for an industry that is heavily dependent on China, once a new law barring Xinjiang products goes into effect.
The prosecution of Vietnam’s most prominent environmental activist, as well as others, has cast doubt on the country’s commitment to cut coal.
America’s solar power failures are mostly regulatory. That can be fixed.
The pandemic has left many countries deeper in debt. One way out is to sell more fossil fuels.
Climate change’s effects are already unequal.
The energy realists Jason Bordoff and Meghan O’Sullivan explain why the Ukraine war means a very bumpy ride in the transition off of fossil fuels.
A move to raise the minimum age to buy AR-15-style weapons is among several hot-button issues still to be resolved in Albany before the session ends.
The state is seeking to replace coal and oil with solar energy, aiming to rely extensively on rooftop panels on single-family homes.
Neither is being realistic about a smooth transition to renewable energy.
A new proposal would significantly rewrite E.U. rules on renewable energy, ending subsidies for biomass like wood pellets.
Investing in clean energy, efficiency and electrification is the only path to true energy security.
La red energética de la isla ha tenido dificultades para recuperarse después de que el huracán María casi la anulara en 2017. Los sistemas de energía solar ofrecen a los puertorriqueños una forma de depender menos de la red.
The island’s energy grid has struggled to recover after Hurricane María almost wiped it out in 2017. While solar-power systems can fill gaps, they aren’t cheap.
Here are four climate takeaways from a dramatic turnaround — a year after a surge of shareholder activism in the industry, as well as a remarkable court ruling against Shell.
Power companies, conservationists, local residents and two U.S. states are mired in an acrimonious dispute about hydroelectricity from Quebec.
Rates have jumped because of a surge in natural gas prices and could keep rising rapidly for years as utilities invest in electric grids.