Need to Know” anchor Jeff Greenfield explores why it now takes nearly four times as long to complete infrastructure projects in the United States than it did in the 1970′s.
What would it take to transform the whole country’s electric grid–to shut down all of its old power plants, and move to a system that generates electricity exclusively from renewable resources?
By Reuters, via The Guardian Hundreds of people who say they worry oil that would be carried by the Keystone XL pipeline will accelerate climate change marched around the White House on Sunday, hoping to revive a movement credited with slowing down the permit process for the crude oil project. The protesters chanted “Hey, Obama! [...]
We heard both candidates discuss alternative energy at this week’s presidential debate in Denver. President Obama said, “we’ve got to look at the energy sources of the future, like wind and solar and biofuels, and make those investments.” The support for alternative energy sources, however, is not universal. Need to Know asked leading experts in [...]
Maria Hinojosa interviews Damon Moglen, Climate and Energy Director for Friends of the Earth, who says nuclear power will not solve our country’s energy and environmental problems.
Solar energy is one of the easiest and greenest of the renewable energy sources, but its high price is holding it back. One of the most promising new research developments involves printing thinner, cheaper panels with an inkjet.
Will nuclear power itself be a casualty of the tragic events in Japan? Robert Fri explains how we can, and why we should, keep it in the mix.
Need to Know presents the work of Brett Shipp, an award-winning reporter for WFAA in Dallas, who investigated the cause of a fatal natural gas pipeline explosion in June.