Energy

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.

Rebuilding America

August 8, 2011

America’s infrastructure deficit is in excess of $2.3 trillion dollars - and growing. But resistance to raising taxes is stronger than ever and federal funding is drying up. We discuss America’s failing infrastructure and the impact on our economy and our global competitiveness.

Environmental Outlook: America's Wilderness

June 7, 2011

Environmental Outlook: The debate over protecting and using millions of acres of wild lands in the United States.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

April 25, 2011

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu talks about rising gas prices, clean energy and climate change. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist defines the administration's energy strategy amid calls for deep cuts to his department's budget.

Nuclear Contamination in Japan

March 29, 2011

High levels of radioactivity in water in and around one of Japan's damaged reactors complicate ongoing clean-up efforts. Diane and a panel of experts provide an update on the nuclear contamination crisis and implications for the industry worldwide.

Japan's Nuclear Crisis and Its Impact on the Nuclear Industry

March 17, 2011

Japan's crisis prompts new questions about the safety of nuclear power. An update on efforts to contain the risks in Japan and how the disaster could affect the nuclear power industry worldwide.

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