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Past articles by Tim:

Oil investors could be in for another good year in 2023

The global economy is seeing what is likely one of the last boom cycles for oil → Read More

The US will investigate "unacceptable" cancellations by Southwest Airlines

87% of flights cancelled in the US on Dec. 27 were operated by Southwest → Read More

Wind energy is saving the Texas grid, not crippling it

The state's power prices are the lowest in the country, thanks to strong wind energy production → Read More

Electrifying the US postal fleet was always a no-brainer

The new USPS plan for EVs will be almost like shutting down a gas-fired power plant every year. → Read More

The world's biggest carbon market is getting bigger

Europe's carbon market is expanding to new sectors and cutting emissions faster. → Read More

Ending finance for new oil and gas drilling projects is the minimum banks should do

HSBC has raised the bar for climate action, but there's a lot more it can do to reach net zero → Read More

If Europe's carbon tariff works, consumers might not even notice it

Carbon-related trade barriers could spur more investment in low-carbon manufacturing. → Read More

Can Europe survive the dreaded dunkelflaute?

Unpacking the German word that threatens Europe's ability to keep the lights on this winter → Read More

Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia is bad news for the Kremlin

Russian oil producers are trying to gain a stronger foothold in China → Read More

BlackRock’s climate actions are so milquetoast they’re making no one happy

The asset manager is under fire from both climate activists and anti-ESG crusaders → Read More

A new biodiversity credits market wants to avoid the mistakes of carbon offsets

Tradable credits for nature conservation bypass some of the sketchy math of carbon offsets → Read More

Why China should be off the hook for climate finance

Liechtenstein, Qatar, and Singapore are better candidates → Read More

Europe's new oil price cap won't hurt Russia

The proposed cap is close to the price that Russia is already selling oil for. → Read More

COP27 redraws the map for the global climate responsibility

A historic win for climate finance was tempered by a disappointing outcome on fossil fuels → Read More

COP27 is leaving huge loopholes for greenwashing

Negotiations on a new carbon market allow for dubious accounting and lack transparency → Read More

Everything you need to know about COP27 — Need to Know: COP27 —

For a change, leaders in the US and Europe who heavily influence policy are listening to calls for a climate finance overhaul. → Read More

Delta thinks airline carbon emissions could peak by 2025

After that, the company is uncertain of how to reach net zero by 2050 → Read More

To reach trillions of dollars, climate finance is getting an extreme makeover

The climate crisis is convincing rich countries to accept long-overdue reforms. → Read More

The most promising source of climate cash at COP27 is not part of COP

A deal for Vietnam to phase out its coal plants is hung up on financial and political pitfalls. → Read More

The world has nine years to prevent climate catastrophe

The global economy urgently needs to bend its emissions curve downwards → Read More