Workers install electric wires at the Khazir refugee camp west of Erbil on Nov. 21, 2016.

How to Keep the Lights on in Kurdistan

Caught between the United States and Iran, Iraq is facing deep energy insecurity. In Kurdistan, the solution may be solar power.

The sun sets at the Summer Palace in Beijing on Oct. 8, 2005.

China Is Winning the Solar Space Race

The United States should be leading on the energy of the future—but it keeps blowing its chances.

Steam and exhaust rise from different companies on a cold winter day on January 6, 2017 in Oberhausen, Germany.

The Paris Accord Won’t Stop Global Warming on Its Own

The world needs a new alliance of green economic powers to create a low-carbon economic zone.

The reflectors at the PS10 solar tower plant sit at Sanlucar la Mayor outside Seville on April 24, 2007 in Seville, Spain. (Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Can’t Stop the Shining

Solar power is the world’s most promising clean energy solution, but governments must abandon outdated policies for it to succeed.

India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and western Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi (2nd L) interacts with India's Madhya Pradesh state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan (2nd R) after offficiating the solar energy plant at Bhagwanpura, Diken district Neemuch, some 480 kms from Madhya Pradesh' state capital Bhopal, on February 26, 2014. Modi inaugurated the solar energy plant which is spread over 1,000 acres of land. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Is India Ready to Be a Solar Power Leader?

Modi dreams of a renewable revolution. But with his government’s reliance on foreign investment, shoddy infrastructure, and crippling red tape, that dream could be over before it begins.


Solar-Powered Plane Flies Over the Pacific in Potentially Record-Breaking Flight

If Swiss pilot André Borschberg makes it, the trip will be both the longest distance a solar-powered aircraft has ever flown and the longest time a pilot has ever spent in the air on a solo flight.

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