WIND

"Wind power is really emerging as a significant electricity source. Obviously there are some regions where wind works and some that it doesn't."

— Scott Peterson
Senior VP, Communications
Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, D.C.

NATURAL GAS

"Natural Gas is a very dense fossil fuel it produces a lot of energy, it has a lower pollution and carbon footprint than coal."

— Lynne Kiesling
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Economics
Northwestern University, Chicago

SOLAR

"Solar is also a fuel source that the electricity industry is really expanding into in terms of large commercial solar installations."

— Scott Peterson
Senior VP, Communications
Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, D.C.

BIOMASS

"The thing that appeals to me about biomass is that you are killing two birds with one stone. You are using a waste stream as an energy source."

— Lynne Kiesling
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Economics
Northwestern University, Chicago

NUCLEAR

"Nuclear is carbon free energy that works 24/7 and it doesn't need storage."

— Ramez Naam
Futurist and Author,
“The Infinite Resource”

HYDRO

"Hydro produces about ten percent of today's electricity in the US. Some areas of the country like the Pacific Northwest and New England are very dependent."

— Scott Peterson
Senior VP, Communications
Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, D.C.

COAL

"One of the biggest pros about coal is there is a lot of it. It has been the workhorse fuel supply for the past 200 years."

— Lynne Kiesling
Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Economics
Northwestern University, Chicago

OIL

"We really don't use that much oil in the electric sector, maybe one to two percent as a backup fuel."

— Scott Peterson
Senior VP, Communications
Nuclear Energy Institute, Washington, D.C.
Johan Norberg

As developing countries escape poverty and march toward prosperity and better lives, more people than ever are using energy--to power their homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses, and connect to the global economy. But how will we provide more energy while still protecting our environment? Hosted by Swedish economist and author Johan Norberg, Power to the People explores how innovation and new technologies are providing answers to our world's growing energy needs. From a solar facility in Morocco to wind farms in Denmark, from a hydraulic fracturing site in Pennsylvania to a trucking company in Florida that is converting its fleet to natural gas, Power to the People examines how innovators from around the world are finding new, creative, and cost-effective solutions to our planet's growing energy needs.