Israel set a goal in October of installing 340 megawatts of solar power. Developers are still waiting for the government to provide the details they need to move forward.

On a Tuesday afternoon in late July, a newlywed couple prepared to pose for their wedding portraits in front of Beijing’s historic Drum Tower.

The biggest advanced economies are meeting in Berlin this week to agree on concrete measures to reduce masses of plastic waste clogging the world’s oceans.

The wind and solar industries cheered while coal companies vowed to kill President Barack Obama’s new limits on climate-change pollution as details of the historic regulations emerged.

In the past, the 18-year-old would have to find light elsewhere when his family's off-grid home in the village of Ndela, 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of then Kenyan capital, ran out of paraffin.

South Africa, the continent’s largest producer of corn, will probably cut its estimate for output of the grain in 2015 by 0.2 percent as a drought damaged the crop, a survey showed.

Buses that neither belch pollution nor draw on coal power are starting to appear on city streets with the support of Silicon Valley and a company backed by Warren Buffett.

Energy ministers from the Southern African Development Community will discuss plans for a renewable-energy research center as countries throughout the region battle chronic blackouts.

China’s push to ease its reliance on coal and the fossil-fuel pollution choking Beijing’s skies has started to hit sales of coal from the nation’s biggest supplier.

China is the biggest contributor to global energy subsidies that the International Monetary Fund estimates at $5.3 trillion, equivalent to 6.5 percent of the world’s gross domestic product.