Patients in rural Nepalese hospitals like this one often have their treatment interrupted by power cuts. A new funding model lets hospitals pay for their rig over eight years, bringing solar power within their reach for the first time.
The new joined-up system saw passenger numbers soar by 80%. As well as expanding and improving the network, the French city introduced smart travelcards and works with businesses to help employees use public transport.
From January, drivers will no longer be able to enter Madrid's four most central districts unless they live there. The city council hope to cut traffic by a third, and encourage more cycling and walking.
The Polish government's love of coal hasn't stopped Kisielice taking a different path. The northern town easily generates enough clean energy for its 2,000 residents, (with plenty left over!) thanks to 50 wind turbines and a large biomass boiler.
Motiv, who made the electric powertrain, worked with existing manufacturers to build an affordable electric truck that can handle the bumps and scrapes of city service. The garbage truck is only one of many types of trucks they can electrify.
North America's biggest city is putting pedestrians and cyclists first with a new mobility law that prioritises alternatives to cars. Think expanding the metro, bike hire, a new bus system and more pedestrianised walkways.
The cutting edge system installed at their Atsugi City office moves power both ways: charging employees’ electric cars during the day, and taking energy back out of the batteries to power the building at peak times when grid electricity is more expensive.
Never keen on half measures, Sir George Monoux College in north east London also has low energy lighting, new efficient boilers, and solar panels - which generate enough income to fund 10 scholarships.
Scientists at the CSIRO solar facility in Australia have managed to create the special 'supercritical' steam needed to drive the most advanced power generation turbines, previously only achievable with fossil fuels.
The town of Lismore, New South Wales, was the centre of controversy and protests last year when a Metgasco coal seam gas drilling well was proposed in the town. Residents wanted to go against the grain and be a “model of sustainability” in Australia.
Britain's lifeboat charity has been installing wind and solar power at their lifeboat stations up and down the country. In Cornwall they've even developed their own heat pump technology that captures warmth from seawater!
The Sustrans training course gives mums the confidence to bike to school with their kids. Some of the original cohort went on to qualify as bike instructors, and are now teaching the course themselves!