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No Oil Producer Wants to Be the First to Give Up the Fuel. Except Gustavo Petro’s Colombia

Brazil’s former president was laughing at me. I was sitting opposite 76-year-old Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in an overly air-conditioned studio in São Paulo this March, interviewing him for a story on..


Petrobras Head Resigns as Bolsonaro Rages About Fuel Prices

Petrobras’s chief executive officer Jose Mauro Coelho resigned following a fuel price increase that has angered President Jair Bolsonaro and prompted calls for a congressional inquiry.

Petroleo Brasi..


Why It Could Be a Long Time Before Gas Prices Come Down

Gasoline prices hit $5 a gallon on average for the first time in U.S. history this week, and there’s little sign that relief is coming soon.

The pain can be felt at pumps across the country, but driv..


Key EU Parliament Groups Reject Plans to Label Gas and Nuclear as Green Energy

Two crucial committees of European lawmakers rejected plans to label gas and nuclear power as green, marking a win for climate campaigners and environmentally conscious investors who have protested ag..


European Union Working to Forge Gas and Power Ties With Israel

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi met Israeli officials on Tuesday, seeking to forge stronger energy ties with the Middle Eastern country and r..


To Boost U.S. Solar Energy Production, President Biden Is Taking Emergency Measures

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden ordered emergency measures Monday to boost crucial supplies to U.S. solar manufacturers and declared a two-year tariff exemption on solar panels from Southeast As..


A Moratorium on Crypto Mining in New York Could Lead To Environmental Wins Nationwide

On June 3, the New York Senate passed the U.S.’s first statewide moratorium on cryptocurrency mining, aimed at energy-intensive operations that use fossil fuels for power.

The measure, which still ne..


Planet-Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Are The Highest In Human History

The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has shot past a key milestone—more than 50% higher than pre-industrial times—and is at levels not seen since millions of years ago when Ear..


U.S. Landfills Are Getting a Second Life as Solar Farms

When landfills get capped and grassed over, they have the appearance of lush, rolling hills. Despite their green appearance, however, these sites are known as “brownfields”—a term for an environmental..


Inflation is Going to Get Worse. Blame a Lack of Diesel

It cost Carl Smith $999 to refill the 275-gallons fuel tank of his semi-trailer on Sunday for a run from Ohio to Wisconsin—and that’s just because his fuel credit card cuts off at $1,000. In the nearl..