What the Inflation Reduction Act Hopes to Do About Climate Change
The spending bill aims to spur investment in renewable energy and slash greenhouse gas emissions
When Coal First Arrived, Americans Said 'No Thanks'
Back in the 19th century, coal was the nation's newfangled fuel source—and it faced the same resistance as wind and solar today
Could High-Flying Kites Power Your Home?
Nearly a dozen companies are betting on computer-controlled, airborne wind energy to electrify the future
Wind Energy Company Pleads Guilty to Killing Eagles
ESI Energy Inc. must pay more than $8 million in fines and restitution after violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
This Historic Community Is Pushing the Nation Toward a Wind Power Revolution
Block Island, off the New England coast, overcame political strife to lead the way on energy independence
Seven Reasons to Be Optimistic About the World's Oceans
The health of the ocean is under threat, but these good-news stories deserve attention too
Dogs Sniff Out Answers to Bat and Bird Fatalities Near Wind Turbines
Aided by canines, researchers found larger models do not necessarily pose a greater threat to wildlife
How to Set Up an Off-the-Grid Getaway
Need a change of scenery? A quiet spot away from crowds? Here are some tips for rigging a remote escape with the bare necessities
Painting Wind Turbine Blades Black Help Birds Avoid Deadly Collisions
A recent study found the simple intervention reduced bird mortality by 72 percent
To Silence Wind Turbines and Airplanes, Engineers Are Studying Owl Wings
No one knows exactly how the nocturnal hunters manage their whisper-soft flight, yet it's inspiring the design of quieter airplanes, fans and wind turbines
You Can Hike, Fish and Even Ski at These Visitor-Friendly Power Plants
Copenhagen's new green power plant with a ski slope is just the latest energy facility with tourist attractions
How Engineers of New Energy Technology Are Taking Cues From Nature
From sunflower spirals to schooling fish, renewable energy innovators are uncovering ideas for improving efficiency and output in natural phenomena
For the First Time, Green Power Tops Coal Industry in Energy Production in April
Renewable energy outworked coal in April—and will likely do the same in May—though the trend likely won't last once air-conditioners switch on
Ocean Wind and Waves Have Grown Stronger Over the Last Three Decades
Decades of satellite data show changes in the ocean that could lead to more destructive storm surges and coastal erosion
This Apartment-Size Wind Turbine Makes Use of Gusts Coming From All Directions
Winner of this year's James Dyson Award, the O-Wind Turbine is designed for the chaotic wind patterns of urban environments
This Golden Canopy Could Power 500 Homes
Architects propose a new sustainable landmark on a Melbourne beach that is both public art and a power plant
Could Offshore Wind Farms Actually Sap the Rain From Hurricanes?
With enough turbines, the rainfall from Hurricane Harvey could have been reduced by 20 percent, according to a new study
What to Know About California's Commitment to 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2045
The bold legislation was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown earlier this week
Is a Texas Town the Future of Renewable Energy?
A high-wattage Republican Mayor of Georgetown, Texas, has become the unlikeliest hero of the green revolution
The Countries Poised To Become "Renewable Superpowers"
The fossil fuel era won't last forever. And a new set of nations will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare earth metals in high demand