On the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, two experts explain why human choices are more important to nuclear safety than technology, and why the job is far from finished.
March 5, 2021 • ~12 min
Some Texans are receiving eye-popping electric bills after power providers passed on volatile costs to some of their customers – legally.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~7 min
Misinformation isn't an inevitable product of social media. Proven techniques can help tech companies clean up their acts.
Feb. 22, 2021 • ~10 min
The Texas electric power market is designed to give energy companies incentive to sell electricity at the lowest possible cost. That focus helps explain why it collapsed during a historic cold wave.
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~9 min
To make the US auto fleet greener, increasing fuel efficiency matters more than selling electric vehicles
Electric cars get a lot of hype, but EV sales today are actually increasing transportation's carbon footprint. Here's how federal clean-car standards produce this counterintuitive result.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~9 min
The US environmental justice movement dates back to the early 1980s, but federal support for it has been weak and inconsistent. Here are four things Biden's EPA can do to improve that record.
Jan. 25, 2021 • ~8 min
The Trump administration used this shortcut liberally in 2017, but its potential pitfalls and impact raise a question: Should Congress repeal it?
Jan. 18, 2021 • ~7 min
5 years after Paris: How countries’ climate policies match up to their promises, and who's aiming for net zero emissions
Bold visions for slowing global warming have emerged from all over the world. What's not clear is how countries will meet them.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~9 min
The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Many Americans have been unable to pay their electric bills during the COVID-19 pandemic, racking up billions of dollars in delinquent bills. Where will the money come from?
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~9 min