Over 600 million people across Africa, don’t have electricity. It could cost hundreds of billions of dollars, to link power lines across the continent.But some energy experts are calling for throwing out the old ‘big grid model’ altogether and leaping into a modern, environmentally-friendly system.CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.
California’s not short of coastline.The waves lapping at the shore may sound romantic right now, in 2017. But give it a few decades and it could be disastrous over there, inland.CGTN’s Phil Lavelle has more.
Larry Wilkerson tells Paul Jay that a massive increase in military spending is a disastrous policy, intended to serve the commercial interest of the military industrial complex, and the cuts to pay for it, are coming from all the wrong places
Published on Jan 21, 2017 Aired – January 11, 2017
A renaissance in nuclear technology grows while a crisis continues at the Fukushima nuclear plant. How will we power the planet without wrecking the climate?
Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to control an ongoing crisis. What’s next for Fukushima? What’s next for Japan? And what’s next for a world that seems determined to jettison one of our most important carbon-free sources of energy? Despite the catastrophe—and the ongoing risks associated with nuclear—a new generation of nuclear power seems poised to emerge the ashes of Fukushima. NOVA investigates how the realities of climate change, the inherent limitations of renewable energy sources, and the optimism and enthusiasm of a new generation of nuclear engineers is looking for ways to reinvent nuclear technology, all while the most recent disaster is still being managed. What are the lessons learned from Fukushima? And with all of nuclear’s inherent dangers, how might it be possible to build a safe nuclear future?
Thom covers the recent internet provider privacy resolution passed through both houses of Congress, entirely by republicans, and gives callers the exact amounts given to their members of Congress by internet service providers (ISPs). How much $$$ did you senator get?
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