Renewable Energy

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.
Workers in a garment workshop making clothes (© PVH)

Clothing giant looks to Ethiopia as start-to-finish supplier

Clothing company PVH has added Ethiopia to its supply chain in a big way with an environmentally friendly industrial park employing thousands of women.
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.
Student in lab coat standing among tubes and flasks in lab (© Helen H. Richardson/Denver Post via Getty Images)

A pioneer town reinventing how we harness energy

Fort Collins, Colorado, began as a cavalry outpost in the Old West, but grew into a 21st century capital of scientific innovation, tackling the world's greatest energy challenges.
Woman holding a plant and stick (Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab)

Turning plants into fuel

Four U.S. research centers are developing technologies that can turn certain plants — such as switchgrass, poplar or sorghum — into biofuels.
A woman and two men standing near a poster for charcoal and holding bags of charcoal (BrightGreen Renewable Energy)

African women entrepreneurs break barriers

Women like Chebet Lesan are leaving traditional jobs and making their way as businesswomen. Read about several entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers in Africa.