Earth Policy Institute: Podcast

On October 18, 2012, the Associated Press reported that “a massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate…forcing police to shut down the heavily traveled roadway amid near blackout conditions.” For the full Plan B Update, visit the EPI website.

Direct download: dust_bowl_revisited.mp3
Category:Plan B Updates -- posted at: 11:15am EST

In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. Solar panels, with a capacity totaling 70,000 megawatts, and geothermal power plants, with a capacity of some 11,000 megawatts, are generating electricity around the world. The total capacity for the world’s wind farms, now generating power in about 80 countries, is near 240,000 megawatts. China and the United States are in the lead.

Direct download: Building_a_windcentered_economy.mp3
Category:Plan B Updates -- posted at: 9:52am EST

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