Palo Alto’s Electric Supply Is 100 Percent Carbon-NeutralCan other cities follow its example?
The War on Coal in the American MidwestOne of the nation’s biggest power producers is aggressively ramping down its reliance on coal.
Flywheel of FortuneBeacon Power was just another failed recipient of a Department of Energy loan. Now it’s roaring back.
Beyond Energy EfficiencyWe’re not just reducing demand for electricity—we’re destroying it.
The Other Sunshine StateNorth Carolina is an environmental nightmare—except when it comes to solar.
“Almost Everything It Wanted”A slight setback at the Supreme Court doesn’t change the fact that we’re winning the war on carbon pollution.
The Efficiency ExpertsAutomakers have made huge progress on emission standards, without harming the industry.
Poisoned GasThe $400 billion China–Russia deal reveals a lot about the two countries’ pathologies.
Elon’s ÉlanTesla founder Elon Musk has a knack for getting others—even competitors—to fund his ventures.
FurtherForget Tesla. If you really want to reduce vehicle emissions, it’s unglamorous buses, not flashy sedans, that need to go electric.
Partly SunnyAmerica is making lots of solar energy. What’s holding it back from making solar panels?
Russia Is Europe’s Gas StationAnd that’s why you won’t see European leaders calling for action against Putin.
Kosher ChineseWhat I learned about globalization when I spotted an Orthodox Jew on a plane to Wuhan.
America Will Likely Close Out 2014 as the World’s Reigning Oil ChampionAnd at the same time we’re pumping more, we’re using less—and using it more intelligently.
Can China Be Green?Believe it or not, there’s a case to be made that the nation can develop a low-carbon economy.
EPA to Energy Industry: Stop Being So Lazy!The new emissions rule is a kick in the pants that will lead to long-term economic benefits.
Little Sovereign Wealth Fund on the PrairieNorth Dakota has oceans of oil money. But don’t expect skyscrapers in Bismarck.
TODAY IN SLATE
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
The XX Factor
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried
The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
“The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.