The quest for energy in a changing USA.
Energy makes America go.
But the way we get it is more complex and vulnerable than most of us realize.
The truth about energy is that change won't come easily.
Here, you can explore America’s energy stories, meet the people behind the debate and join the conversation about our future.
The residents of Meigs County, Ohio, live beneath the towering smokestacks of four coal-fired power plants. A fifth plant has been proposed, the latest salvo in a battle over the way the U.S. gets electricity.
Once considered a burden, the wind is now reviving the Texas town of Roscoe by creating new jobs and bringing people back, giving a second chance to this once-dying community.
The U.S. energy grid is in trouble. The crumbling infrastructure and lag in construction of power lines have set the stage for more serious and frequent blackouts in the coming years.
Energy and H2O
We are conditioned to depend on light when it's dark, heat when it's cold and power when we plug in. Half of the freshwater in the U.S. is used in energy production, including coal, nuclear and natural gas. We stake the quality of our water for our way of life.
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