Energy

2:50pm

Mon November 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Shh! 400-Foot-Long Trailer Carrying Radioactive Material Is On Secret Mission

A screen image from a Mack Trucks video about one of the earlier hauls.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1TBWJw4q50&feature=plcp

How do you hide a 400-foot-long, 192-wheel trailer as it's slowly being hauled on a three-week-long secret mission over highways in Southern California, Nevada and Utah?

Well, you can't completely. So you just do most of the driving at night — with police clearing the way. And you don't disclose the exact route.

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11:12am

Sun November 4, 2012
Environment

New Solar Farm For Greeley

Mike Weston Flickr

Construction is scheduled to begin this month on a 500-kilowatt solar farm in Greeley. The city is partnering with three companies to build the 3 acre farm to generate electricity for Greeley’s wastewater treatment facility.

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1:29pm

Tue October 30, 2012
The Two-Way

Superstorm Shines A Light On Power Grid Vulnerabilities

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 2:09 pm

A street light and utility pole brought down by Hurricane Sandy lay on the street in Avalon, N.J. About 2.5 million customers had no power Tuesday in New Jersey.
Mark Wilson Getty Images

The storm that has spawned so many worst-ever superlatives managed a few more when it comes to electricity, with record-breaking power outages across 18 states stretching from Michigan and Indiana to Maine and North Carolina, according to a Department of Energy assessment.

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2:12am

Mon October 8, 2012
Business

What's Going Wrong With China's Solar Industry?

Originally published on Mon October 8, 2012 2:35 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Which brings us to our next story. As Americans try again to heat up the solar industry, let's get an update on the competition. We reported last week on the West Coast solar power company that is trying to succeed where companies like Solyndra famously failed. American companies have struggled because they've been undermined by cheap imports from China. So it is meaningful to note that China's solar power industry is a mess.

We're going to talk about that with Beijing-based economist Patrick Chovanec. Welcome back to the program.

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2:45pm

Sat October 6, 2012
The Spotlight: BURN, AN ENERGY JOURNAL

The Spotlight: The Power and Politics of New Energy Frontiers

American Public Media

Whether it is Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, the next president of the United States will have one fundamental energy policy challenge: how to make the country more self-sufficient.

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