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Tubes and wires connected to plastic container (© Purdue Research Foundation)

U.S. researchers create ‘instantly rechargeable’ battery

A breakthrough battery has been developed that could change how we power our electric vehicles and help improve energy security around the world.
Illustration of wind blowing turbine (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

5 myths about wind energy

Wind energy has come a long way. Today it's more efficient and cheaper than ever. What do you think you know about wind energy that isn't true?
Long white pitched roof and adjacent red roofs (PEER Africa)

This simple product keeps buildings cool

The rural town !Kheis in South Africa is cooler than ever before with a simple, energy-efficient technology to keep buildings cool.
Line of wind turbines on ridge (ERCOT)

Everything is big in Texas, including wind power

It only took a few years — and good planning — to make big oil producer Texas the leader in U.S. wind energy.
Black-and-white dog overlooking bighorn sheep in mountain meadow (NPS/A.W. Biel)

‘Bark ranger’ helps park rangers keep animals and people safe

Gracie the border collie brings a special skill set to Glacier National Park: keeping the wildlife living in the park safe from their visitors.
Car on assembly line (GM)

Buyers flex purchasing power for the environment. Suppliers save billions.

Companies are working to make their supply chains greener as part of their push for energy efficiency and other environmentally friendly business practices.
Hand appearing to hold sun between thumb and index finger. (© Design Pics via AP)

Energy in one Texas city: Good planning makes good business

Texas may be known for its oil and gas, but one city there plans to get nearly all of its electricity from renewables, such as wind and solar.
David Williamson smiling, with text added (State Dept.)video

One approach for bringing jobs to low-income neighborhoods [video]

A company in Washington trains young men and women to install solar panels in low-income communities at no cost to residents.
Close-up of electricity meter (Shutterstock)

Want cheap electricity? Try net metering.

Homeowners and businesses that rely on solar panels and wind turbines have cheaper electric bills, thanks to a system called “net metering.”