The Juice
The Juice

Donald Trump Can’t Save the Coal Industry

His campaign gets everything wrong about its woes. Especially who to blame.

Sept. 30 2016 3:19 PMOne Big Barrel of PatheticOPEC just tried to reassert its grip on the global oil market. It failed.
Sept. 12 2016 5:53 AMHow Does America Keep Finding Vast Stores of Energy?By completely overhauling the old rules of the business.
July 29 2016 12:38 PMWhy Renewable Power Can Still Be WastefulBecause we’ve incentivized its production—but not the infrastructure to transport it.
June 22 2016 12:25 PMWhy Tesla Wants to Buy SolarCityBecause Elon Musk is a surprisingly old-school kind of industrialist.
June 3 2016 11:09 AMCould Coal Have Survived by Going Green?While its rivals innovated and iterated, coal stayed stagnant. Now it’s almost too late. 
May 16 2016 10:56 AMThe Half-Life of America’s Nuclear PlantsNuclear energy is simultaneously making a comeback and fading out slowly.
April 22 2016 4:03 PM42 Percent of an Electric Car RevolutionI did the math, and that’s what I’m getting out of my plug-in Prius. Not bad.
April 11 2016 9:54 AMTesla’s Real Innovation Isn’t the Electric CarIt’s the company’s business practices—and they should make a lot of industries very, very nervous.
March 25 2016 12:19 PMThe Fracking LanesHow the American natural gas revolution will create new routes of international exchange.
Feb. 26 2016 11:36 AMThe Electric Car Revolution Is Finally StartingThey were once held back by their pricy, ineffective batteries. That era’s over.
Feb. 5 2016 4:47 PMFlicker Off, Flicker OnLED bulbs were once pricey and easy to ignore. They’re about to become the standard. And it will happen very, very quickly.
Jan. 22 2016 10:05 AMWhy Solar Energy Is Fleeing NevadaBecause states have the power to turn a very good deal into a very bad one.
Dec. 29 2015 3:07 PMSorry, Skiers. New England’s Warm Winter Is Great News.Homeowners in the Northeast are saving crazy amounts of money heating their homes.
Dec. 11 2015 12:45 PMOil Is Tanking, and That’s GreatThe financial press says the plummet is a sign of peril. Wrong.
Dec. 1 2015 7:46 PMBill Gates Isn’t a Climate SaviorHe wants to throw billions at the threat of global warming. That’s not the way to beat it.
Sept. 15 2016 5:29 PMThe Chevrolet Bolt Is a Quiet RevolutionIt makes electric vehicles plausible in a way no other car has.
Sept. 1 2016 2:38 PMThe Most Impressive State for Clean EnergyIt’s Iowa. Really!
July 22 2016 12:13 PMThe Folly of Elon Musk’s New Master PlanThe Tesla founder wants to be Steve Jobs. He needs to be Henry Ford.
June 10 2016 12:01 PMAmerica’s Gas Stations Are Running Out of TimeThey’ll soon be as quaint as a bookstore or soda fountain.
May 27 2016 9:06 AMWind Energy’s Rustic Years Are OverIt used to be alternative. Now it’s corporate, middle-American, and truly ascendant.
May 6 2016 9:10 AMHow the Elon Musk Economy WorksHis companies are interdependent in ways the U.S. rarely witnesses. Is that dangerous or brilliant?
April 14 2016 1:52 PMCoal Is Officially a Zombie IndustryYet another major mining company filed for bankruptcy. How long can coal keep lurching?
April 1 2016 9:00 AMThe Auto Industry Gets ItThanks to cheap gas, Americans are losing interest in efficient, innovative vehicles. Carmakers know better.
March 18 2016 3:08 PMThe Most Important Light Bulb Deal in the WorldGE just sold 1.4 million LEDs to JPMorgan. That’s because efficient technology is finally becoming an affordable no-brainer.
Feb. 10 2016 1:40 PMThe Supreme Court Can’t Save CoalThe justices dealt a blow to Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Dirty energy sources are still doomed.
Jan. 29 2016 9:04 AMPut a Solar Panel on ItHow did a warehouse company become one of America’s leaders in renewable energy? 
Jan. 8 2016 5:51 AMWhy Cheap Gas Isn’t Bad News for Electric CarsBecause much bigger changes are driving the automobile industry.
Dec. 21 2015 1:27 PMThe Solar Industry’s Christmas MiracleSolar was facing an ugly end to 2015—until Paris, Wall Street, and Congress gave it a December worthy of George Bailey.
Dec. 9 2015 5:09 PMThe Paris Summit’s Massive ObstacleIn the short term, emerging markets like China and India need their emissions.
Nov. 13 2015 8:45 AMHow Solar Installations Could Be the Barn-Raisings of the 21st CenturyOne nonprofit is already making it happen—and helping working-class homeowners along the way.