Towns in the Mountain West, once held back by their isolated geography, are luring a new generation because of their scenic beauty. The hub of the 'Green Coast' movement: Bozeman, Montana.
Fiscal watchdogs are skeptical of Obama's move to give US loan guarantees for the construction of nuclear power plants, citing risk of default. Wall Street, too, has been reluctant to invest. Might that change now?
Pricier options may become obsolete if government requires utilities to bring more renewables on line.