Power Struggle

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What's the future of power in our country? (Eilís O'Neill/for WHYY)

What's the future of power in our country? (Eilís O'Neill/for WHYY)

What should fuel America? Wind? Sun? Cow dung? We’re having a power struggle over that – it’s political, but it’s also about economics. Coal, natural gas, and nuclear are still the undeniable leaders, but solar, wind and hydropower are slowly catching up as renewable alternatives. We’ll track the science and innovation driving the growth of renewable power sources and the bottlenecks keeping them from grabbing a bigger share of the energy market.

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