The switch to electricity in order to lessen dependence on foreign oil is examined. Included: the Pentagon's role in advancing energy technology; and an Austin, Texas, neighborhood that has a high concentration of electric vehicles.
Part 1 of 2. How the electrical-power infrastructure works and is evolving into a new paradigm of electric-power generation. Included: carbon capture and storage; hydraulic fracturing for natural gas; the possibility of a nuclear renaissance.