Energy & Environment

OPEC and Allies, Defying Trump, Agree to Cut Oil Output to Prop Up Prices

Khaled al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister, at the OPEC meeting in Vienna. The production cuts by Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s de…

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As OPEC Meets, Sizing Up Its Power and Its Politics

An oilfield site near Epping, N.D. The United States has become a central player in global oil markets.CreditCreditJim Wilson/The New…

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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees: Which Is the Greener Choice?

Mountain Top Fraser Fir, a Christmas tree farm in Newland, N.C., has been growing trees for 41 years. It was…

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Real vs. Artificial Christmas Trees: What’s the Greener Choice?

Mountain Top Fraser Fir, a Christmas tree farm in Newland, N.C., has been growing trees for 41 years. It was…

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What’s Happening to the Price of Oil?

Oil production in North Dakota. Prices have fallen to their lowest levels of the year with traders increasingly focused on…

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California Utility Customers May Be on Hook for Billions in Wildfire Damage

Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the Camp Fire, which has killed at least 56 people. Many fires…

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California Utility Gets Reassurance on Wildfire Liability

Pacific Gas and Electric employees marking gas lines this week in a Northern California region devastated by a wildfire. Shares…

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Utility Customers May Be on the Hook for Billions in Wildfire Damage

Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the Camp Fire, which has killed at least 56 people. Many fires…

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Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast: Wind Farms

The first offshore wind farm in the United States, a five-turbine installation off Block Island, R.I., came online in 2016….

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Tesla Faces a Challenger in the Home Solar Business

A Sunrun installer at a customer’s home in Carlsbad, Calif. Sunrun is chipping away at Tesla’s lead in the residential…

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