In the six years since The Wall Street Journal launched ECO:nomics, the business of the environment has gotten bigger and infinitely more complex. Established players, from utilities to auto companies to consumer goods makers, face an onslaught of competition from rivals marketing themselves as greener. The prices of both natural gas and renewable energy have plummeted, upending old assumptions about U.S. energy. China dominates the global markets for energy resources and infrastructure, causing other countries to reassess their roles. In Washington, the Obama administration is pivoting to regulate carbon emissions, raising new questions about who will win and lose.
What’s next in the business of the environment? Now more than ever, ECO:nomics – where CEOs, government leaders, and leading thinkers mix it up with Journal editors – is the place to find out.