Clean Energy

Infographic about U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth (© Jim Cole/AP Images)

U.S. relies on innovation to reduce emissions

The U.S. is formally withdrawing from an international climate accord but will reduce emissions through innovation without compromising economic growth.
Man on a skateboard walking his dog in the street (© Chris Carlson/AP Images)

Learn how air quality improved in these cities

Three large U.S. cities have used new technology and environmentally friendly policies to help their residents breathe easier.
Aerial view of island that has energy grid (Courtesy of NantEnergy)

The future of battery technology is in the air

Batteries from the U.S. that rely on zinc and air may be the future of renewable energy. Eight countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas are using them.
Solar panels (© Shutterstock)

Helping to power homes in El Salvador

El Salvador's growing energy demands will be met, in part, with 10 new solar energy plants that the U.S. is helping to finance.
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Energy project links Central to South Asia with more than electricity

Two countries in Central Asia have electricity to spare, while two neighbors need more power. Learn how all four countries are cooperating on CASA-1000 to solve both problems.
Solar panels at a railway station (USAID PACE-D TA Program)

Asia’s largest rail network goes solar with U.S. help

The United States is supporting India with its ambitious clean energy program, including this solar rooftop project in partnership with Indian Railways.
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Nuclear power’s growing role in a clean energy future

A new U.S.-backed initiative is promoting innovative ways to integrate nuclear power into carbon-free and renewable energy systems.
Man driving utility vehicle toward industrial structures and smokestack (© Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

A promising approach boosts oil production — cleanly

It may be counterintuitive, but a new law could make fossil fuel companies leaders in kicking carbon capture into the mainstream — and helping the environment.
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How one school system is going solar

A small Indiana town has always relied on the sun to grow crops but now will count on it to power schools.