Steven Mufson

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the business of climate change

Education: Yale University, BA in economics and political science

Steven Mufson covers the business of climate change for The Washington Post. Since joining The Post in 1989, he has covered economic policy, China, diplomacy, energy and the White House. He has also been an editor in the Outlook section. Earlier, he spent six years working for the Wall Street Journal in New York, London and Johannesburg. In 2020, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for a climate change series "2C: Beyond the Limit."
Latest from Steven Mufson

The U.S. is ditching coal. The Supreme Court ruling won’t change that.

Outside the courtroom, reviving the fossil fuel business isn’t going to be simple.

July 1, 2022

OPEC reaffirms slightly higher oil output

OPEC Plus juggles oil disruptions as Biden eyes more supplies on the eve of his visit to Saudi Arabia.

June 30, 2022

World pledged to cut methane. Emissions rising instead, study finds.

Kayrros, a firm that analyzes satellite data, say emissions of the potent greenhouse gas ‘appear to be going in the wrong direction.’

June 27, 2022

Biden repeats call to world leaders to cut greenhouse gas emissions

With a stalemate in Congress over Build Back Better, the president had little new to offer in a virtual summit on Friday.

June 17, 2022

Oil and gas companies underreported methane leaks, new study shows

The House Science Committee calls for tougher surveillance amid evidence of super-emitters and undetected leaks in the vast Permian Basin.

June 8, 2022

A factory wants to reopen making ‘green’ aluminum. Now it just needs clean energy.

The struggle to re-open the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter shows the difficulties of creating green manufacturing jobs at home

June 7, 2022

Once eager to drill, oil companies exit leases in Arctic refuge

Three big oil companies announced they would drop the exploration leases they won for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after spending years to get access to the sensitive region in northern Alaska.

June 2, 2022

Key nations agree to halt funding for new fossil fuel projects

Top environmental ministers from the Group of Seven major industrial countries have agreed to end government financing for international coal-fired power generation.

May 27, 2022

Climate pressure from employees, shareholders rattles Big Oil

The likes of Shell and ExxonMobil are meeting resistance to “business as usual."

May 27, 2022

Cutting air pollution from fossil fuels would save 50,000 lives a year, study says

Researchers also determined that the cuts would provide more than $600 billion a year in health benefits in the United States.

May 16, 2022