Ecosystem services such as clean water from forests are free, but now their value is being recognized. Entrepreneurs are developing markets for these services and providing incentives for conservation.
A lack of transmission lines makes wind farming an iffy crop
Markets for ecosystem services such as water filtration, erosion control, and pollination benefit the providers and enhance environmental assets.
A new drilling technology is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil in the western United States. This new drilling is expected to raise U.S. production by at least 20 percent over the next five years. And within 10 years, it could help reduce oil imports by more than half.