Issues / Energy
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.
Pakistan has contracted with China to build two nuclear reactors ― except they’re untested.
Faced with the failure of conventional lobbying, the climate protection movement is now turning to mass civil disobedience—but we can take it further still.
Those who seek to deny Iran the right to uranium enrichment attempt to twist the NPT to their own ends.
Central Asia’s rich hydrocarbon and uranium resources could serve the needs of a rapidly industrializing India’s economy and nuclear-energy program.
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.
Sub-Saharan states continue to underserve their people.
Oddly, the speed of the high-performance Alvia S730 wasn’t continuously monitored.
The carbon trade doesn't just fail to address climate change. In countries like Honduras, it funnels cash to notorious human rights abusers and threatens vital resources.