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The more oil costs, the more appealing renewable energy sources look. In the last half of the year 2000, oil prices skyrocketed, perking interest in other forms of energy being used around the globe. The World's series on alternative energy travels from the cornfields of Iowa to the Rift Valley in Kenya, looking at how farmers, townspeople and governments are experimenting with new ways to solve an old energy problem.

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Iowa's natural resources make it ideal for biomass research
(10/05/2000)

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China's efforts to expand its use of water power
(10/12/2000)

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Kenya looking to solar energyfor its power
(10/19/2000)

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Finding energy resources from wind
(10/26/2000)

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