energy

Global Scan

Stepping out in the new year?

If being in the French Alps isn't enough of a thrill, now you can "step into the void" with only a glass floor to hold you. Indian police use bananas to recover stolen goods. And we introduce you to the Paradogs of World War II, Chess boxing, Christian Rock Pakistani-style, and more in today's Global Scan.

Politics

Final IAEA Report on the Fukushima Disaster

The nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is considered the second worst nuclear disaster in history. Science journalist, Geoff Brumfiel has been writing about the Fukushima disaster for Nature magazine. He spoke with Marco Werman.

Politics

India's nuclear power plans hit bumps

The World's Rhitu Chatterjee reports on some of the obstacles to India's ambitious plans for nuclear power. There are concerns within India about liability in the case of accidents and land takings to build the plants.

Politics

Renewables find niche in Pakistan

An extreme electricity shortage in Pakistan has left many Pakistanis looking for alternatives to power from the grid. Now a growing number are turning to energy from the sun and wind. Asma Khalid reports from Lahore.

Development & Education

Green automobiles

The Geo Quiz is clean and green this time. Report cards got handed out today: The question is, where are the top three green automakers based, according to the survey? Extra credit if you guess where the bottom three are based.

Politics

Obama's pick for energy secretary

President-elect Obama has reportedly chosen Steven Chu to be his energy secretary. Chu is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and an expert on alternative fuels and climate change. The World's Jason Margolis reports.