As conventioneers pack up their model turbines and fly home from the 2013 Windpower exhibition at McCormick Place, they have the wind at their backs. That’s because the nation’s largest convention center announced this week it would purchase renewable energy certificates to offset 100 percent of its energy use with wind power.
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.