Renewable Energy

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Large-Scale Shift to Renewable Energy

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Lester R. Brown and Janet Larsen of the Earth Policy Institute describe our current transition from fossil fuels to renewables.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Building the Battery For the Next Electric Vehicle

Monday, February 09, 2015

There is a worldwide race to perfect the lithium-ion battery, a device with the potential to power the electric car. The stakes are huge for the company that can bring it to market.

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The Takeaway

The Vermont City That's Running on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Monday, September 22, 2014

Burlington, Vt., will now produce one third of its energy from water power, one third from wind energy, and one third from a biomass renewal station.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Future of Alternative Energy

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.

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The Takeaway

The Issues at Hand: Energy Over the Next Four Years

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. 

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Council Mulls Hydropower Within City's Water Infrastructure

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


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.



Heat From the Earth to Warm East Side Apartments

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Heat from deep inside the earth will soon be used to provide heat and hot water inside people's homes on the East Side of Manhattan.