clean energy

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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.
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.
Aerial view of an island with buildings on it (National Park Service/Frank Schmidt)

Welcome to Alcatraz: One of the largest microgrids in the United...

The San Francisco Bay island of Alcatraz, formerly a high-security prison, is now a tourist destination with its own renewable-energy system.
President Obama climbing aircraft stairs (© AP Images)

Our favorite Obama travel photos

View some of President Obama's travels to other countries. He met dignitaries and people in all walks of life and saw treasured spots.
Illustration of windmills on green hills (State Dept.)

Look what has happened since the 2015 climate pact was adopted...

A year has passed since nearly 200 countries came together to adopt the historic Paris agreement on climate. Check out what has happened since then.
Worker in hard hat operating power tamper next to solar panel array (© AP Images)

Solar power booms in Africa as new technology rolls out

New solar technology could help provide cheap power to many of the 600 million people in Africa who currently lack access to reliable electricity.
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Global fund stakes $1 billion on clean energy

Bill Gates and 20 of the world's top entrepreneurs have a plan for investing in great ideas. They aim to revolutionize the clean energy sector.