Redefining 'Renewable' To Win Billiions

"The definition of renewable energy seems clear cut: The sun continues to shine, so solar energy is renewable. The wind continues to blow, so wind turbines churn out renewable power.

But industries are now pushing to have a growing number of other technologies categorized as renewable -- or at least as environmentally advantageous. They include nuclear power plants and the burning of garbage and even the waste from coal mines."

Felicity Barringer reports for the New York Times May 24, 2009.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009