Carbon Critical: Last Train from Bełchatów?
The key to energy transition is energy replacement—quitting coal.
Carbon Critical: Hydropower, the Old Renewable
The history of hydropower shows that renewables have always had flaws.
Carbon Critical: The Sun Always Rises
The clean energy sources of the future will have their own tricky oversupply problems.
Carbon Critical: The Great Unwanted Climate Experiment
Lower carbon emissions is a rare silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic. Just don’t confuse it for actual good news for the climate.
Carbon Critical: The Franco-German Nuclear Motor
Should the EU economy run on uranium? Its two biggest countries disagree.
Carbon Critical: International Relations, Decarbonized
If humans manage to break their addiction to fossil fuels and avoid climate catastrophe, trade patterns will change profoundly. The new geopolitics of energy …
Carbon Critical: The Four Camps of the New Climate Debate
As the 2020s begin, hardly anyone is ignoring or denying climate change anymore. We are all either Carbonists, Lukewarmists, Techno-Mitigators, or Alarmists. The global …
Carbon Critical: High-Hanging Fruit
Some sectors could quickly take action to reduce CO2 emissions. But heavy industry has already done much of the easy stuff.
The Climate Chancellor Comes Up Short
Angela Merkel’s government presented a “climate package” that disappointed.
Carbon Critical: Meat Tax Back on the Menu
Sausage-loving Germany is discussing raising taxes on meat. It’s a controversial idea whose time has come.
Carbon Critical: Flight Shaming
Traveling by plane is terrible for the environment. Yet aviation is very difficult to decarbonize. What’s the future of flying in a world of …
How to Wear a Kippah in Germany
A government official’s warning that Jews in traditional dress might not be safe has sparked a new debate about how to protect the community.
Andrea Nahles and the Rudderless SPD
The SPD has to decide how long to remain in government.
Red Herring & Black Swan: Climate Change Math
The traditional statistics on greenhouse gases don’t capture emissions related to trade, shipping, or international aviation. But that’s not the only reason they’re misleading. …
Europe by Numbers: The Price of Mobility
“Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Union,” says the Treaty of Lisbon. This is a core pillar of the EU’s …
The Germans Are Not For Turning
On Brexit, stances are hardening in Berlin and Brussels.