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Alternative Energy Grid Vs. Locals and Enviros

PBS' NOW goes to California to look at new state requirements for renewable energy, and the battle over where the new infrastructure will go.

"Will the green energy dream come to fruition? This week NOW explores obstacles to the promise of renewables-energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, and rain.

As America looks to dramatically increase its use of renewable energy, an inconvenient reality stands in the way: the need to upgrade the country's antiquated electricity grid. Part of that overhaul involves the construction of gigantic and expensive long-distance transmission lines to carry clean energy from remote sites to population centers."

Full Story: Power Struggle

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