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Your Call: How much is the US investing in alternative clean energy sources?

On the June 2nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the United States’ energy landscape. According to the World Bank, 80 to 85 percent of the energy consumed in the US is from fossil fuels. What are the economic, social and environmental costs of our dependency on fossil fuel and what will it take to transition to renewable energy? What are real alternatives to oil? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Richard Heinberg, senior fellow at Post Carbon Institute

Mark Jacobson, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and director of Atmosphere and Energy program at Stanford University

Web Resources:

Post Carbon Institue

The Solutions Project,

Scientific American: A Plan to Power 100 Percent of the Planet with Renewables

Vox: The IMF says we spend $5.3 trillion a year on fossil fuel subsidies. How is that possible?

The Guardian: US taxpayers subsidising world's biggest fossil fuel companies

New Internationalist: From best to worst: renewable energy around theworld

Union of concerned scientists: Environmental Impacts of Solar Power