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How long should a solar subsidies, or any subsidy, last? Artur Debat/Moment via Getty Images

How to design clean energy subsidies that work – without wasting money on free riders

Start high, drop fast and avoid the free-riders: How to design subsidies that can boost clean energy in the US and elsewhere.
A prominent GOP poll said Democratic U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire would lose her re-election bid to a Republican. Hassan won by 9 percentage points. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Some midterm polls were on-target – but finding which pollsters and poll aggregators to believe can be challenging

Polling for the 2022 midterms was more accurate than the dramatically wrong predictions of 2016 and 2020, leading one pollster to boast, ‘The death of polling has been greatly exaggerated.’
Developing countries are calling for more funding and for changes at the World Bank. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

4 signs of progress at the UN climate change summit

The biggest issues at COP27 involve financing for low-income countries hit hard by climate change. A former World Bank official describes some promising signs she’s starting to see.