Renewable energy

Lower reservoir on El Hierro island

Spanish island dumps diesel for wind, water and sunshine


El Hierro, a tiny island in the Canaries, is halfway to the UN goal of ditching fossil fuels. But finding just the right renewable energy mix is proving tough.

A man standing in a dimly lit room showing large renewable batteries

Renewable energy seen as an answer to Ukraine’s wartime energy woes

People walk across the famed Shibuya scramble crossing as the sun sets behind the skyscraper, Oct. 11, 2021, in Tokyo.

A Tokyo train company moves to become net-carbon neutral

wood pellets in hand

Biomass energy may soon lose its green label in the EU

Boxing legend and presidential candidate, senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao greets the crowd in Pasay city, Philippines Monday, March 14, 2022. 

Candidates go ‘green’ on the campaign trail for Philippines national election

A flare burns natural gas at an oil well on Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, North Dakota.

Political climate: Part I

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into the political and climate risks of fossil fuel production.

A man walks past electricity pylons at an electricity sub station in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. 

As energy prices soar in Spain, residents seek renewable alternatives


Across Spain, electricity costs have steadily risen at historically high rates since early this summer — and it’s expected to climb even higher. Experts say the price hike is primarily due to the increase of the price of natural gas and CO2 emission costs.

A smokestack burns in the distance of a rugged area with dried leaves and grass.

China launches world’s largest carbon market

The Big Fix

Can it help China reach its net-zero goals?

Forests cover about 80% of the Maritime Provinces of eastern Canada. Around half of that land is owned by smallholders.

Can carbon offsets preserve Canadian woodlands?

The Big Fix

Carbon offsets have been gaining popularity and attention as a solution to climate change. While many offsets projects have major pitfalls, some forestry experts in Canada’s Maritimes Provinces see carbon offsets as a powerful way to change forest management.

Joe Biden climate executive action

Biden vows to take a ‘whole of government’ approach to climate change

Biden administration

To meet ambitious Paris climate accord goals, the US government needs to work with business to shift trillions of dollars to investments in new energy and infrastructure, says Alden Meyer, senior associate with climate think tank, E3G.