The people who run our electricity grids are trying to figure out what to do with solar and wind power that is generated when no one needs it. Take California – there’s enough solar there now to serve more than three million homes. But during the day, especially in the spring, demand is low and generation is high. So, that clean power has to be sent elsewhere. Right now, its going across state lines to Arizona.
We’re taking a close look at the energy assistance programs that help low-income families pay their utility bills, keep warm in the winter and keep cool in the summer. We answer your questions about these programs, and tell you how much of your income you spend on energy.
A political organization created to fight anti-oil and gas ballot measures in Colorado has raised more than $6 million dollars in the first quarter of 2016. It shows an industry preparing for a potential battle this fall against a much less well-funded foe. Meanwhile, supporters of four ballot measures seeking to restrict drilling are gathering signatures across the state and have raised just tens of thousands of dollars.
There’s a polarized debate going on in this country about the future of fossil fuels, specifically coal. Beneath that debate is a real disconnect between the people who produce coal and those who consume it. Inside Energy's Leigh Paterson reports.
With three of the four largest American coal companies in bankruptcy, a federal regulator gave a blunt assessment Wednesday of potential problems with future coal mine clean up. The Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (OSMRE) is asking for public comment on a petition calling for strengthened regulations on coal mine reclamation.