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 has released its plans to achieve the goals of landmark global warming legislation it passed in 2006. The state wants to reduce greenhouse emissions and ramp up renewable energy production by 2020. Sam Eaton reports.
Congress is looking into making loans for green homes and energy-efficient remodeling projects more affordable. Sam Eaton reports energy efficient housing could offer a bright spot in a slumping market.
The Senate is voting on an energy bill designed to force oil prices down by taxing oil companies and granting federal authority to sue OPEC nations in U.S. courts. But Sam Eaton reports the move may be little more than PR in an election year.
A Senate bill which could end up costing big emitters trillions of dollars is back until at least the next session of Congress. Sam Eaton reports why the bill has attracted so many lobbyists and what their hopes are.
Solar power is often left out of the renewable energy equation because of its high cost. But as production catches up, the industry is bracing for a glut. Sam Eaton reports the price of solar panels may drop as much as 40 percent.