The private, nonprofit development group Enterprise pledged four billion dollars to make low-income housing more energy efficient and healthy. We talk about how those at the lower end of the economic spectrum are hit hardest by home energy prices.
American taxpayers have pumped more than two billion dollars into electric drive vehicles. What are U.S. car companies doing? Host Jeff Young talks with car rider and writer Jim Motavalli about what's down the road for electric vehicles.
In 2002, teenaged William Kamkwamba had a vision in the very poor African nation of Malawi: a little bicycle generator that powers a light, if connected to a windmill, could allow him to read his schoolbooks at night. On The Takeaway.
President Obama's 'green-energy czar,' Van Jones, has resigned unexpectedly. For a closer look at the resignation and how this effects President Obama's favorability, we talk to Julie Mason. She covers the White House for the Washington Examiner.
A 2004 report by the CIA inspector general that details harsh interrogation techniques used in CIA prisons is due to be released. The Takeaway speaks to former CIA Director James Woolsey about the report, as well as his current interest in green energy.
General Motors announced that their electric car, the Chevy Volt, will get 230 miles per gallon during city driving. The Takeaway talks to Garry Golden, futurist and energy blogger, about fuel efficiency and the future of cars.
A group of European businesses is hoping to launch what would be the world's most ambitious solar energy project ? centered in North Africa. It's a big vision ... with big obstacles. Gerry Hadden reports for PRI's The World.
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