The Year Ahead in Energy and the Environment: Stories to Watch in 2016

Event Date: 
February 11, 2016


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As the Paris climate agreement rolls out and the U.S. presidential race speeds up, 2016 will be a banner year for environment and energy news. Join the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Environmental Change and Security Program for the fourth annual “Year Ahead in Environment and Energy” event, where leading reporters and editors will discuss the critical issues that will shape 2016. Jessica Coomes, deputy news director at Bloomberg BNA, will present Bloomberg BNA’s Environment Outlook 2016, followed by a panel discussion featuring leading journalists from National Geographic, Huffington Post, Bloomberg BNA, Environment & Energy Daily, and more to be confirmed.

Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor (Flom Auditorium), Washington, DC. Directions.

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016, 3:00-5:00 p.m. (this event was originally scheduled Jan 22, but was postponed due to inclement weather)

A reception sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, Resource Media, Environmental Law Institute, Bloomberg BNA and Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program will follow.




Welcome and Introduction

Meaghan Parker
Senior Writer/Editor, Wilson Center, Environmental Change and Security Program; Board Member, Society of Environmental Journalists
Jeff Burnside
Senior Investigative Reporter, KOMO-TV; President, Board of the Society of Environmental Journalists










Laura Barron-Lopez
Reporter, Huffington Post

Marla Cone
Senior Editor/Environment, National Geographic

Jessica Coomes
Deputy News Director, Bloomberg BNA

Chris Mooney
Reporter, The Washington Post

Manuel Quiñones
Deputy Editor, Environment & Energy Daily
Dean Scott
Senior Reporter for Climate Change, Bloomberg BNA
Matt Weiser
Freelance Journalist and Managing Editor,

































Tim Wheeler is managing editor and project writer for Chesapeake Bay Journal, a nonprofit news organization covering the Chesapeake Bay. He's a former president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and has won numerous awards for his coverage. For more than 30 years, he was an environmental reporter and editor at the Baltimore Sun, where he also covered growth and development, state and local government, and higher education. Before joining the Sun, he worked for a regional news service in Washington, D.C., and newspapers in Norfolk and Richmond, Va.









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