In Wyoming, where Philip Anschutz is currently building the largest wind farm in the world, coal, which is cheap and plentiful, is the answer to just about everything.
While others work on improving batteries and turning air compression into an energy-storage solution, the ARES team is re-purposing the simple ideas behind water towers to address a gap in our solar-power infrastructure.
Inside the California Independent System Operator, a high-security complex where a handful of operators are working to find ways to secure the state's electrical grid before it's too late.
Until we find a way to effectively store energy, the power on California's electricity grid will rise and fall with the sun.
A panic over renewable energy and billions in subsidies turned the world’s biggest carbon emitter into the world’s largest solar panel maker nearly overnight—but that doesn't mean those panels were put to use.
Philip Anschutz wants to turn his 500-square-mile cattle ranch into the world’s largest wind farm. The project would generate four times more electricity than the Hoover Dam, enough to power all of the households in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It would also make Anschutz the nation’s most unlikely environmental hero—if he can ever get the thing built.