Sam Eaton is an independent radio and television journalist. His reporting on complex environmental issues from climate change to population growth has taken him all over the United States and the world.
California hopes to generate about a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. But it's finding the hard part is tying all that new green power into the existing grid. Sam Eaton reports.
Electric utilities are reporting an unprecedented drop in power use, and the concern stretches beyond the economy. Sam Eaton reports the drop may indicate U.S. families are heeding calls to conserve.
In California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convenes a two-day summit today on climate issues with over 600 officials and activists attending. Sam Eaton reports how this could be helpful globally.
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Earlier this year, T. Boone Pickens announced a grand plan to build the world's biggest wind farm and help wean the country off gasoline. Now that natural gas prices have tanked, he's putting the plan on hold. Sam Eaton reports.
Big computer companies like IBM and Intel have announced major investments and technological breakthroughs in solar panels in recent months. Sam Eaton reports money is the main driver behind the revolution.