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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Producing energy from fossil fuels is a dirty, expensive but hugely profitable enterprise. At some point we will have exhausted all the easily accessible sources of fossil fuel and will have to turn to other, cleaner, renewable energy sources. Jeremy Shere looks at what those alternatives will be. In Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy, he tours a traditional coal-fueled power plant, a solar farm at Denver’s airport, attends a Wind Power Expo and a wind farm tour in Texas, and investigates turbines deep in New York City’s East River. He explains the most promising types of renewable energy: namely, biofuel, solar, wind, geothermal, and hydropower.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
As President Obama moves into his second term, will United States energy policy lean? Toward increased oil production and energy independence? Or toward more renewables and clean energy? Russell Gold is an energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He is currently at work on a book about the United States, fracking, and energy.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
By Richard Yeh : Producer, WNYC News
Mention hydropower and images of massive dams and turbines come to mind. But some local lawmakers are taking aim at a smaller and less visible scale: inside the city’s infrastructure for water supply and wastewater treatment.