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The Cautionary Tale of Japan’s Solar Experiment

Japan’s fledgling solar boom is threatening to go bust as it struggles to connect new producers to its grids.

Solar Stumbles in Land of the Rising Sun

Japanese solar is booming but utilities can’t keep up.

Germany's Green Costs Runneth Over

It’s not just German households and businesses struggling under the yoke of the country’s ill-conceived green energy scheme. The ripples from Berlin’s energiewende are extended in to Austria, where excess renewable energy is straining the German neighbor’s grid.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

After the Elections

Fair enough. But some of the Realpolitik Russia won’t like.

Shale Is Hale

Welcome to the era of the “monster frack.”

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