Capital Creates a Fresh Perspective

Morgan Stanley’s innovative financing is helping Unilever advance a commitment to sustainable growth.

Winners at last year's Google Science Fair

Google Thinks These 20 Teenagers Could Change Our World for the Better

These kids from around the globe have created innovative new technologies, from malaria-testing apps to water-saving agriculture systems

Gorona del Viento, a hybrid power station on El Hierro that generates energy using both wind and water, has five windmills.

In the Canary Islands, Tiny El Hierro Strives for Energy Independence

A photojournalist goes behind the scenes at a hybrid power station that could help the island reach its goal to be powered entirely by renewables

Checkpoint "Dityatki," an entrance to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Chernobyl Might Get a Second Life as a Solar Power Plant

From nuclear disaster to renewable energy

This Dutch Startup Is Making Bricks From Industrial Waste

StoneCycling turns ceramic tiles and toilets, discarded glass and insulation into new, eco-friendly building materials

David Amster-Olszewski, founder of SunShare, at one of the "solar gardens" his company built in Colorado

Meet Eight Young Energy Innovators With Ingenious Ideas

From community "solar gardens" to energy pellets made from coffee grounds to a phone-charging device that you plug into soil

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History holds this patent model for a Gorrie ice machine, the first mechanical refrigeration or ice-making machine the U.S. Patent Office patented.

Six of History's Smartest, Weirdest and Most Interesting Inventions for Beating the Heat

From a bicycle mister to ice energy, here are a few innovative ways for cooling down

One Step Closer to Turning Plastics Into Fuel

Researchers in California and China have discovered a new method for breaking polyethylene into liquid fuel and solid wax

A Canadian Company's Quest To Turn Air Pollution Into Fuel

Startup Carbon Engineering has opened a prototype plant in Squamish, British Columbia, that captures carbon dioxide emissions

A view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, with two reactors.

PG&E Announces Closure of California's Last Nuclear Power Plant

One of the most famous, but aging, nuclear power plants in the U.S. will soon see its end

Tofu Power and Other Cool New Alternative Energy Sources

From fueling homes with tofu wastewater to lighting up bathrooms with the power of pee, these are some of the most unusual, hyperlocal fuel sources

Neurospora crassa, or red bread mold

Could Mold Power the Batteries of the Future?

Researchers have discovered how to use a fungus to create materials that could be used to make more sustainable lithium-ion batteries

Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia river, Washington

The Grand Coulee Powers On, 75 Years After Its First Surge of Electricity

A look back at how the powerful dam came to be

Five Technologies That Would Heat or Cool People and Not Entire Buildings

Research groups are developing robots, fabrics and furniture that could lead to energy savings

This Solar Cell Can Float on a Bubble

MIT scientists have created the world's lightest solar cell, thin enough to be used on paper or clothing

A satellite photo of an almost-finished solar farm near Walt Disney World in Orlando reveals a familiar face.

The Shifting Shapes of Solar Farms

They're more than just massive fields of black panels

Five Tech Innovations That Can Keep Your Car From Burning So Much Gas

Yes, gas is cheap, but car makers are still facing ambitious goals to make vehicles way more fuel efficient

Solar panels and wind turbines could help the U.S. reduce carbon emissions for cheaper than you think.

The U.S. Could Switch to Mostly Renewable Energy, No Batteries Needed

Better electricity sharing across states would dampen the effects of variable weather on wind and solar power

The Znamya 2 mirror-solar sail, deployed.

How a Russian Space Mirror Briefly Lit Up the Night

In 1993, the 65-foot-diameter satellite, called Znamya, briefly lit the Earth like a giant orbiting night light

A concept (preliminary) rendering for the Mulciber Stove, which its inventors say gives off less smoke per hour than one cigarette.

How to Modernize the Wood Stove and Help Save the Planet

The humble wood stove is getting a high-tech makeover, and may be going green

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