But other regions appeared to be moving backward as local authorities sought to stoke growth amid an economic slowdown.
Renewable energy capacity quadrupled across the planet over the past decade and energy from solar power increased 26 times from what it was in 2009, according to an international report released today.
Maryland regulators have blocked two large solar power projects in Charles County that together would have cleared 400 acres of woodlands. Some environmentalists hailed the decisions while others lamented them, highlighting tensions in the state over the siting of renewable energy projects.
Traversing the Atlantic with a low-carbon footprint is possible - but only if you have time and money to spare.
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.
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.
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.
Kraft-Heinz rejected a petition with concerns about product safety, showing what they think about their consumer's concerns