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Dodging Blackouts, California Faces New Questions on Its Power Supply

California finds itself on edge more than ever with a lingering fear: the threat of rolling blackouts for years to come. Despite adding new power plants, building huge battery storage systems and restarting some shuttered fossil fuel generators over the…

The Single Best Guide to Decarbonization I’ve Heard

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ In August, Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, which included $392 billion towards a new climate budget — the single largest investment in emissions reduction in U.S. history. The CHIPS and…

Nuclear Power Still Doesn’t Make Much Sense

“The best way to become good at building nuclear power plants is to build nuclear power plants,” said Sama Bilbao y Léon, the director general of the World Nuclear Association. John Kotek, an executive at the Nuclear Energy Institute, the…

Putin’s New Cold War: Freeze Europe

While some Russian soldiers in Ukraine are voting with their feet against Vladimir Putin’s shameful war, their hasty retreat doesn’t mean that Putin is surrendering. Last week, in fact, he opened a whole new front — on energy. Putin thinks…

Hawaii Closes Its Last Coal-Fired Power Plant

Hawaii shuttered its last remaining coal-fired power station on Thursday, a major milestone in the state’s ambitious effort to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The station, the AES Hawaii Power Plant near Kalaeloa, in southwest Oahu, provided…

John Podesta to Oversee $370 Billion in U.S. Climate Spending

WASHINGTON — President Biden will appoint John Podesta, a veteran Washington insider who spearheaded the Obama administration’s climate strategy, to oversee the federal investment of $370 billion in clean energy under a landmark new climate law. As a senior adviser…

California Approves a Wave of Aggressive New Climate Measures

California, with an economy that ranks as the world’s fifth-largest, embarked this week on its most aggressive effort yet to confront climate change, after lawmakers passed a flurry of bills designed to cut emissions and speed away from fossil fuels….

Germany Announces New LNG Facility, a Move Away From Russian Energy

The German government on Thursday took another step toward reducing its dependence on Russian energy, reaching an agreement on acquiring a fifth facility for importing liquefied natural gas. The new facility, a floating terminal with a five-year lease, will be…

México apuesta su futuro energético al petróleo, no a las energías renovables

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO — Hace poco, en una sofocante tarde en su estado natal de Tabasco, el presidente de México celebró el más reciente triunfo de su gobierno: una nueva refinería. Aunque no está operativa aún, el presidente Andrés Manuel…

Mexico Sees Its Energy Future in Fossil Fuels, Not Renewables

MEXICO CITY — On a recent scorching afternoon in his home state of Tabasco, the president of Mexico celebrated his government’s latest triumph: a new oil refinery. Though not yet operational, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hailed the refinery as…

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