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Going nuclear: A crash course

You’ve heard of Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima. But beyond that, nuclear energy is probably a mystery of smoke plumes and yellow radiation signs. It’s okay if hearing “uranium

Get up to speed on “Clean Coal”

Heard a lot about “clean coal” lately? Admittedly, the term seems like an oxymoron. It’s been thrown around energy circles for awhile now, first becoming popular in 2008 as Congress

Apple announced that it was powered entirely by renewable energy - and most of its suppliers were headed that way. (Image by Sheila Sund via Flickr, CC BY 2.)

Five local angles on renewable energy

Growth in the renewable energy field has been crazy. In fact, 40-years-ahead-of-U.S.-Energy-Information-Administration’s-predictions crazy. You could just say that the EIA needs to fix its forecasting methodology, and you wouldn’t be wrong.

There's been plenty of talk about the coal industry of late. These articles will get business reporters up to speed on the industry. ("Industry" image by stafichukanatoly via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Six coal industry articles to get you up to speed

You’ve been hearing about it a lot lately: coal. But how much do you actually know about this industry? For years, reports have documented its decline. Now there’s talk about returning the

There's plenty to write about jobs in the energy sector. (Wind-power Generator image by "kdj71190" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Four rules for reporting on energy jobs

Whether it’s coming from President Trump or being pushed by a company’s PR team, there’s a popular topic in the energy sector that everyone enjoys talking about: jobs. At some point or another,

Water

Getting started on the business of water

Water, an increasingly dear commodity around the globe, offers a wide range of topics for business reporters. At their heart, water pollution, water system facilities and safe drinking water resources

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5 energy reporters to follow on Twitter

As an energy reporter, Twitter is a great way to get a pulse on the beat and stay on top of breaking news. There are the mandatory follows: companies you

Here's where to start if you're a reporter new to the energy beat. (Lightbulb images by Unsplash via Pixabay)

A beginner’s guide to reporting on energy

It’s easy to take energy for granted. Turn on a switch and the light goes on. Simple enough, right? But behind the scenes is a complex world dealing with the consequences

5 story ideas for covering the cotton industry

Looking for new beats as a business reporter? Consider writing on the cotton industry, an often overlooked crop story with tension, volatility and drama. This blog explores some of the

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Resources for covering the energy and sustainability beat

The sustainability movement often makes headlines, but not always for its impact on businesses. Here are four resources to explore when reporting on energy and sustainability from a business perspective. Get

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