America is in the midst of a clean energy revolution. Currently, wind and solar energy provide nearly 10 percent of our nation’s electricity and in 2018 America produced almost five times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2009. Renewables on the Rise documents the dramatic rise of clean energy over the past decade and looks toward a future that is 100 percent renewable.

Sometimes it might seem as though we need to scrap it all and start over. But while much of America’s current infrastructure is environmentally threatening and inefficient, many parts of it can - and should - provide the groundwork from which we can build a better, cleaner system.

Linus Lu

On July 1, Boston’s public transportation agency, the MBTA, instituted a 6% fare increase. While the hike had been approved back in March, two crippling train derailments on the T in June transformed many riders’ discontent from grumbling groans to public outrage. Can the MBTA get back on track?

Adam Martin

Last month the city of Berkeley, California, banned natural gas infrastructure from new buildings.  The most obvious reason for the ordinance is enough to justify it on its own: Natural gas is a fossil fuel, and burning it contributes to global warming. But by getting off gas, Berkeley is doing a whole lot more for public health and the environment. 

Gideon Weissman

What is the true value of solar? An op-ed in Greentech Media discusses our new report, which makes the case that policymakers should account for the full value of solar energy, including societal benefits to the environment and public health.

In its coverage of Safe for Swimming?, our new report on beach water quality, the Boston Globe describes infrastructure improvements that Massachusetts can make to reduce sewer and stormwater pollution, and to keep beaches safe.

Following the release of Debit Cards on Campus, Wells Fargo announced that it would eliminate some fees on its campus debit cards.

From Houston, Texas, to Portland, Oregon, to Harrisonburg, Virginia, news reports provided local perspective on the wasteful highway projects included in Highway Boondoggles 5.

How can communities build a successful composting program to reduce waste and curb emissions? Waste360 described recommendations from Frontier Group's June report, Composting in America.

Analyst R.J. Cross spoke to Marketplace about the dangers of rising auto debt for consumers and the link to America's car-dependent transportation system.