People could save $29 billion on their electric bills if utilities built new clean energy instead of new natural gas plants.
Soleil Lofts is on the front lines of low-pollution housing: 12,000 solar panels will eventually cover the roofs, delivering most of the community's energy needs and feeding power to batteries in each home that can be used as a backup source in case the power goes out.
Germany's Cabinet has approved a plan to spend up to 40 billion euros ($44.4 billion) by 2038 to cushion the impact on coal-mining regions of abandoning the fossil fuel.
If we are going to use a stick to punish industrial and commercial businesses into reducing their energy consumption, we must make certain to provide the support necessary so those companies don't simply move outside Denver city limits.
Putting solar panels on less than 1 percent of the world's agricultural land could produce enough energy to fulfill global electricity demand.
The gains came so heavily from the electricity, environmental policy experts say, that the sector is making up for more lackluster areas of the economy, such as transportation and industry.
Kristina Marusic is the recipient of a Michelle Madoff Award of Environmental Excellence for her reporting on environmental health and justice in Western Pennsylvania
It's often our duty to report bleak news on climate and the environment. But let's not skimp on the good news—like the continued momentum of clean energy
Nearly 20 percent of people in Philadelphia are food insecure. We visited the researchers, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs changing this by rethinking food waste.