Energy

Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

May 16, 2012

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

Spain's Clash With Argentina Over An Oil Company

April 18, 2012

Spain had harsh words for Argentina yesterday over the nationalization of the oil firm YPF. Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner rejected the demands of the Spanish company that held a major stake in YPF for ten billion...

Worlwide Nuclear Security Summit

March 27, 2012

President Obama meets with more than 50 global leaders for a nuclear non-proliferation summit in South Korea: Diane and guests discuss the status of nuclear weapons worldwide and efforts to control their spread and use.

Causes and Implications of Rising Gas Prices

February 28, 2012

The average price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. has risen by 19 cents in the past two weeks. Guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts discuss what's behind the increase and the political implications.

Analysis of President Obama's State of the Union Address

January 25, 2012

Diane and guests discuss President Obama's State of the Union Address.

New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

New Concerns Over Hydraulic Fracturing

December 19, 2011

This month we’ve seen a lot of stories on fracking, hydraulic fracturing to get natural gas from shale. Among these, an EPA statement on water pollution, a report on earthquakes happening in unusual areas, fights over which government...

Solyndra and What's Next For U.S. Energy Policy

November 17, 2011

Energy Secretary Steven Chu is facing tough questions on capital hill over the Obama administrations support for Solyndra. The now bankrupt solar panel company received a five hundred and thirty five million dollar loan from the federal...

Proposed Oil Pipeline from Canada

October 18, 2011

Pros and cons of a proposed pipeline to bring crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Understanding the stakes for the environment, the U.S. economy and the White House.

Jeremy Rifkin:  "The Third Industrial Revolution" (Rebroadcast)

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Third Industrial Revolution" (Rebroadcast)

October 10, 2011

An economist explains how internet technology and renewable energy are merging to change the way we live and work.

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Third Industrial Revolution"

September 27, 2011

An economist explains how internet technology and renewable energy are merging to change the way we live and work.

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