Energy Independence

The Takeaway

Welcome to the Solar Capitol of the Universe

Thursday, April 11, 2013

If you were the mayor of a small city, what would you aspire to? Better road work? More efficient waste disposal? What about something bigger? How about making your town the "solar energy capital of the universe"?

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Transportation Nation

AUDIO: Money Talking Asks, Is Energy Independence A Reality?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Oil wells north of Bakersfield, CA (Photo CC by Flickr user Tomasso Galli)

From our friends at WNYC's Money Talking.

For years, politicians have called for the nation to end its dependence on foreign oil.  That time could be fast approaching.

This week, the Energy Information Administration forecast that the U.S. is expected to produce more oil than it imports for the first time since 1995.  Most of the increase will come from shale fields in North Dakota and Texas.

The news comes after earlier reports that the U.S. could produce more oil than Saudi Arabia by 2020.

This week on Money Talking, regular contributors Rana Foroohar ofTime magazine and Joe Nocera of the New York Times join WNYC's Business Editor Charlie Herman to assess just how the nation is becoming more energy independent and what it means for the economy.  Also, with the U.S. consuming less foreign oil and other countries like China picking up the slack, how will that change global alliances.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Making Energy Independence A Reality

Friday, March 22, 2013

Politicians for years have been calling for the U.S. to end its dependence on foreign oil.  Well, that time could be fast approaching. Now what?

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