Some areas of Chile are among the sunniest places on the planet. That makes it a perfect location for large-scale solar arrays like the gigantic Quilapilun plant, 40 kilometers outside Santiago. It launched operations on Wednesday.
The US Department of Energy celebrated eco-innovation with an international competition, praising host city Colorado for environmental advocacy — even as it proposes rolling back federal support for renewables.
To meet the EU's renewable energy target, countries have rediscovered wood as a fuel. But conservationists fear this new hunger for wood might have disastrous consequences — for the forests, the people and the climate.
An epic solar car race has begun in Australia, with vehicles crossing the country's tropical north to its southern shores. The World Solar Challenge aims to showcase technology that could be used for commercial purposes.
As Trump's America takes a back seat over climate action, China is expected to take on a lead role in shaping global policies to tackle carbon emissions and promote renewables. Beijing's climate record, though, is mixed.
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