WBEZ's Becky Vevea and Alex Keefe help us break down the often confusing-and always controversial- TIF program in Chicago. We also hear from a survivor of Kristallnacht on its 75th anniversary - the night that many consider the start of the Holocaust.
Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance is back to tell us how technology advances and subsidies can make solar energy a reality in our homes. Also joining Kate for today's EcoMyths segment is Dick Co, managing director of the Solar Fuels Institute and an environmental chemistry professor at Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center.
David Levine wants to “solarize Ghana.” Later this summer volunteers with his organization, Volunteers for International Development and Aid (VIDA), will road trip across Ghana on a 40-foot revamped school bus (SolBus) that will serve as a “mobile solar workshop.” They will install solar power in schools and clinics that might not otherwise have access to electricity. Levine joins us to explain.
Worldview takes a break for MLK Day. Increasingly, people around the globe are inspired to tune in and turn on to alternative energy sources. They're reaching for the sun, for unexpected bounties on earth and, more often than not, for each other to power the planet.