Climate Change

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?
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.
Rows of whirling wind turbines on hills (© AP Images)

This is where the world will get its electricity in 2040

The worldwide mix of fuels used to generate electricity is shifting, with a greater reliance on renewable energy sources and natural gas.
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.
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.
A passenger jet with solar panels in foreground (Getty Images)

Airports look to the sun to save money

Airports around the world are looking sunward to power their facilities — and they find solar energy makes good business sense.
People in winter coats walking on barren ground, hut in background (State Dept.)video

Kerry: World should keep moving forward on climate change [video]

It's been a historic year in the fight against climate change, but we can't stop now, John Kerry said at the U.N. climate conference in Morocco.
Close-up image of melting glacier (© AP Images)

No plan for climate change? Risky investment, agencies say.

Even before nearly 200 countries reached the historic Paris climate agreement in 2015, credit rating agencies had been evaluating companies' climate risk.
Illustration of figure plugging in to giant outlet (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

What is the power grid and how does it work?

Did you know you are looking at part of the power grid every time you see power transmission lines? How does renewable energy become part of the grid?