Energy & Environment


Europe Rethinks Its Reliance on Burning Wood for Electricity

A new proposal would significantly rewrite E.U. rules on renewable energy, ending subsidies for biomass like wood pellets.

Michael Bloomberg Plans a $242 Million Investment in Clean Energy

The billionaire and former mayor of New York City will fund programs in 10 developing countries.

The Unlikely Ascent of New York’s Compost Champion

An ad led to Domingo Morales falling in love with compost. A windfall is helping him spread the word.

Did Warming Play a Role in Deadly South African Floods? Yes, a Study Says.

Climate change sharply increased the chances of catastrophic rains in the country’s east, a team of researchers has found.

Biden Administration Cancels Oil Drilling Sales in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico

Republicans link the move to rising gas prices while the administration said it was a result of conflicting legal opinions and a lack of interest among bidders.

Rivian affirms its 2022 E.V. production goal despite supply problems.

The electric-vehicle maker’s stock has fallen sharply after its initial public offering last year gave it a huge market value.

Air Pollution Can Mean More, or Fewer, Hurricanes. It Depends Where You Live.

Smog from factories and cars has led to more storms in the Atlantic Ocean, but fewer in the Pacific. A new study explains why.

U.S. Gas Prices Hit a High, but Oil Market May Signal Relief

The average gallon of regular fuel reached $4.37. But West Texas crude fell below $100, a decline of roughly 10 percent since the weekend.

Oil Giants Sell Dirty Wells to Buyers With Looser Climate Goals, Study Finds

The transactions can help major oil and gas companies clean up their own production by transferring polluting assets to a different firm, the analysis said.

Solar Power Offers Puerto Ricans a Lifeline but Remains an Elusive Goal

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.


Glencore Will Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Bribery and Price-Fixing Charges

U.S. prosecutors said the settlement followed “a multiyear scheme to manipulate benchmarks used to set prices for oil at two of our country’s busiest ports.”

Law Requiring French in Quebec Becomes Stricter

Quebec’s new law limits access to government services in languages other than French, requires small businesses to operate in it and caps enrollment at English-language junior colleges.

After Fetterman’s Stroke, Doctors Look at Senate Campaign Prospects

The medical team for the Democratic nominee in Pennsylvania’s Senate race has not spoken about John Fetterman’s prognosis. But cardiac experts saw clues in campaign statements.