renewable energy


G8 on greenhouse gases

Leaders at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy have issued a joint statement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists, who's been following the talks.


Growing Hope in New Orleans

Will Bradshaw of Green Coast Enterprises tells Living on Earth about Project Sprout, a test plot of sunflowers in New Orleans. The sunflowers will remove heavy metals from contaminated soils and the sunflower seeds will be pressed to make biofuels.


One noble scientist's take on global warming

One of the participants at this week's Nobel symposium on climate change was Yuan Tseh Lee. He's a native of Taiwan who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1986. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with him about the meeting that just ended in London.


Canada's wartime homes go green

A million cookie-cutter houses built in the 1940s in Canada may have a future as energy-independent homes. If a million such homes were retrofitted, the energy savings could be substantial. The World brings us more on Canada's green housing experiment.

Global Politics

A win-win for wind?

Amy Myers Jaffe, associate director of the Rice University Energy Program, joins The Takeaway to talk about how much of an impact offshore wind-turbines will could have on how we produce and consume energy.

Global Politics

Wind energy corruption

Spain's been leading the way when it comes to manufacturing renewable energy sources. Wind turbines installed by one town in Spain have produced riches for residents -- and corruption too. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.