The Takeaway for Monday, February 9, 2009 (Early Edition)

Monday, February 09, 2009

Headlines; Stimulus plan
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The Takeaway for Friday, February 6, 2009 (Early Edition)

Friday, February 06, 2009

Headlines; Stimulus package
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More from Bill Weihl, Google's Green Energy Czar

Thursday, February 05, 2009

How much energy does a Google search take?



The future of geothermal energy



The future of high-altitude wind energy



The future of solar thermal energy

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The stimulus bill roller coaster: Transit amendments in doubt

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Earlier today, it looked like the stimulus bill was going down to defeat. Centrist Senators started putting together a package to cut $200 billion from the bill, in a Congress that is beginning to sour on the bill's price tag. Exhausted transit lobbyists watched as it looked like nearly $1 billion would be cut from Amtrak, and $5.5 billion in transit funding seemed poised to turn into highway funding... or disappear altogether. By midday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he had the 60 votes to avoid filibuster, but still in doubt was whether an amendment from Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to add $6.5 billion to transit would come to the floor, or whether a Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., amendment to add $50 billion to highways would contain any transit funds.

ShovelWatching: We're asking you, Takeaway listeners and readers, to help us report on the stimulus dollars as they travel from Washington, D.C., to your neighborhood. Tell us how the stimulus plan is playing out in your community and we'll share your stories online and on air, and we'll continue the investigation with your help.
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Google's search: It's all about energy

Thursday, February 05, 2009


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The Takeaway for Thursday, Febuary 5, 2009 (Early Edition)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Headlines; salary cap
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The little black box that reveals your energy-guzzling ways

Thursday, February 05, 2009


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The Takeaway for Wednesday, February 4, 2009 (Early Edition)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Headlines; Washington overview
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Your Economic Stimulus Plan: What do you need for an economic boost?

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Does the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 truly reflect the needs of Americans? Tell us what you need for a personal economic boost and contribute to The Takeaway's Economic Stimulus Plan of 2009.
Maybe you need a home loan, tuition or credit cards paid off. Tell us and we'll do two things: First, we'll automatically add it to a "user-generated" bill, The Takeaway's Economic Stimulus Plan of 2009. Second, we'll have our powerful cadre of lobbyists influence members of Congress to — Oh, budget cuts...

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Ten unusual technologies that may power the future

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

While green investors are throwing money at solar, wind and nuclear technology, researchers are exploring some innovative and surprisingly attractive alternatives to the alternatives.

Read our top ten list, including notes on the possible impacts of the technologies in 2020 from The Energy Roadmap's Garry Golden.

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For the algae company Bionavitas, one problem solved for making biofuels

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


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Sen. Grassley is still opposed to Obama's stimulus bill on The Takeaway

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican member of the U.S. Senate's Finance Committee, stopped by The Takeaway today to explain his resistance to President Obama's proposed stimulus bill. Click through for a transcript of the interview. Or, if you missed it, click here to listen to his interview.
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The Takeaway for Tuesday, February 3, 2009 (Early Edition)

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Headlines; Senate replacements
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John Hockenberry, powered by biofuel

Tuesday, February 03, 2009



The Takeaway is on a Power Trip, taking an in-depth look at the future of energy: technologies, ideas, innovators, and your stories about the one thing that you won't give up to save energy.

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Introducing the New Energy Economy

Monday, February 02, 2009

All this week, The Takeaway is on a Power Trip, taking an in-depth look at the future of energy: technologies, ideas, innovators, and your stories about saving energy.

Political and industrial leaders are now in near consensus: The world must change how it produces and consumes energy to address the geopolitical and environmental challenges of our current energy systems. The transition will take decades, but the vision is starting to come into focus.

Continue reading...

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The Takeaway for Monday, February 2, 2009 (Early Edition)

Monday, February 02, 2009

Headlines; economic news
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Poll: Your best names for a "bad bank"

Friday, January 30, 2009

We're asking you, Takeaway listeners, to create names for a "bad bank," a financial institution that will buy up "toxic assets." Vote on other listeners' names, then add your own!

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Ten reasons to root for the Arizona Cardinals

Friday, January 30, 2009

Yes, the Arizona Cardinals will be the underdogs to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLII (as they have been throughout the playoffs), but there are a number of reasons to root for the red shirts on Sunday.

Not convinced? Here are the top ten reasons to love the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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The Takeaway for Friday, January 30, 2009 (Early Edition)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Headlines; Bad banks, good idea?
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