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Past articles by Ben:

John Kerry says U.S.-China climate talks have stalled

He tells Axios the talks have been hurt by tensions between the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters. → Read More

Saudis plot energy cooperation with China amid tensions with Biden

Saudi Arabia's energy minister held on Friday a virtual meeting with his Chinese counterpart to discuss cooperation in the global oil market and on nuclear energy, the Saudi state news agency said. Why it matters: The meeting comes amid a deep crisis between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia over the Saudi-led OPEC+ decision earlier this month to cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day starting… → Read More

White House climate official sanctioned by key science body

The move represents a significant rebuke for Jane Lubchenco, a key White House climate aide. → Read More

Schumer-Manchin deal gives new life to climate legislation

Biden's target for emissions cuts could be within reach — if it passes. → Read More

Biden warns Big Oil that he's ready to use "emergency authorities" to boost gas output

The direct outreach to oil giants signals how gasoline and diesel prices have become both an economic and political shock. → Read More

Where the energy link to well-being starts fraying

Increased use and well-being move in tandem. But that correlation ends at consumption levels far below the average in the U.S. → Read More

The climate promise vs. policy gap is huge

"Talk is cheap — none of the G-20 countries has implemented sufficient concrete incentives and regulations." → Read More

The electric aviation market is buzzing

Boeing's latest funding for Wisk will help them develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. → Read More

Poll: Investors feel growing pressure to move away from fossil fuels

The findings show divides and convergence with climate advocates. → Read More

"Untapped potential" in climate tech investments

There's misalignment between where the money is going and areas with the highest potential for slashing emissions. → Read More

Three loud climate warning signals

Every year in the top 10 has occurred this century, and the top five have all been in 2015 or later. → Read More

What's next for the Fed on climate change

The Fed is poised to deepen its climate work but activists are pushing for stronger interventions. → Read More

Climate phrasing in news reports doesn't really move the needle, study finds

To a small degree, the "emergency" frame "reduced perceived news credibility and perceived newsworthiness." → Read More

The long road to phasing down coal after COP26

Any pathway to meeting the Paris Agreement goals will require huge reductions in global coal demand. → Read More

Many of the world's poorest nations already experience acute harm from climate change

"Our emissions are negligible. But we are now experiencing the brunt of climate change," a South Sudan official said at COP26. → Read More

Burning fossil fuels is "pushing humanity to the brink," UN leader warns

"The climate action army — led by young people — is unstoppable." → Read More

Democrats sense now or never moment on climate legislation

They face the task of crafting a clean energy plan that will be significantly smaller than progressives have envisioned. → Read More

No part of the United States will be untouched by extreme weather

Some regions are safer than others, but no place is free of risk. → Read More

New coal-fired power projects dwindle worldwide

Coal-fired power projects have fallen by 76% globally since the Paris Agreement was struck in 2015. → Read More

The path to Biden's offshore wind goal

Officials see offshore wind among the many tools to help meet the White House goal of 100% carbon-free power by 2035. → Read More