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Europe Reaches Deal for Carbon Tax Law on Imports

The European Union has taken a step closer to adopting a groundbreaking carbon tax law that would impose a tariff on imports from countries that fail to take strict steps to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. E.U. member states and…

Qatar Extends Its Natural Gas Dominance at Russia’s Expense

“The Qataris are not going to let a big European energy crisis go to waste,” said Jim Krane, an energy expert at Rice University. “They’re locking in a new long-term contract in Germany with desperation still hanging in the air.”…

US Proposes Global Green Steel Club That Would Put Tariffs on China

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday sent a proposal to the European Union suggesting the creation of an international consortium that would promote trade in metals produced with less carbon emissions, while imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from…

Europe Is Wrong to Blame the U.S. for Its Energy Problems

Finally, European leaders fear the Inflation Reduction Act will disadvantage European companies. To qualify for the tax incentives, clean energy products often must be made in the United States or, in some cases, neighboring or ally nations. For example, the…

Inside the Saudi Strategy to Keep the World Hooked on Oil

Saudi Arabia’s strategy is playing out at global climate talks. Back in March, when, Saudi Arabia and Russia pushed to delete a reference to “human-induced climate change” from a policy document at a United Nations meeting, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, a French…

Nobody Cares About Biden’s Energy Policy. Great!

The plunging costs of solar and wind power have greatly simplified the problem of getting to a low-emission economy. At this point it no longer appears that drastic reductions in emissions will require major changes in the way we live,…

Combatir el cambio climático no es caridad

¿A dónde se dirigirán ahora los millones de personas de Pakistán desplazados por las inundaciones? ¿Qué hacen los pequeños agricultores de Kenia cuando una prolongada sequía les impide sembrar para alimentar a sus familias? En todo el mundo, la gente…

How a Quebec Lithium Mine May Help Make Electric Cars Affordable

About 350 miles northwest of Montreal, amid a vast pine forest, is a deep mining pit with walls of mottled rock. The pit has changed hands repeatedly and been mired in bankruptcy, but now it could help determine the future…

Climate Change Could Worsen Supply Chain Turmoil

Chinese factories were shuttered again in late August, a frequent occurrence in a country that has imposed intermittent lockdowns to fight the coronavirus. But this time, the culprit was not the pandemic. Instead, a record-setting drought crippled economic activity across…

Heat and Drought in Europe Strain Energy Supply

ASERAL, Norway — In a Nordic land famous for its steep fjords, where water is very nearly a way of life, Sverre Eikeland scaled down the boulders that form the walls of one of Norway’s chief reservoirs, past the driftwood…

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