"The leading U.S. solar-trade group is warning the fallout from the coronavirus could slash the industry’s workforce in half."
Economy & Business
The momentous COVID-19 outbreak has many, many reporting angles — environment and energy stories certainly among them. Our latest Issue Backgrounder has an extensive rundown on possible ways in for environment and energy reporters, including everything from respiratory disease and air pollution to science denial and climate change, and more. Plus, pending passage of a massive congressional aid package. And an earlier TipSheet on how journalists can prepare for public health emergencies.
"The Trump administration has hired Anna Seidman, formerly a longtime lawyer at the trophy hunting advocacy group Safari Club International, to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s international affairs program."
"The U.S. wind industry's chief trade group released its first estimate of the impact of the new coronavirus yesterday, finding that almost a third of U.S. industry jobs and $43 billion in industry investments could be endangered from the pandemic."
"The spreading coronavirus is threatening project schedules in the booming U.S. solar industry following a year in which the sector topped natural gas as the nation’s top new power source, according to a report published on Tuesday."
"The oil industry could be facing the worst supply glut in history and start running out of storage space for excess oil because of the coronavirus pandemic, analysts warned yesterday."
"A new analysis from a coalition of environmental groups has found that four U.S. banks are the world’s largest fossil fuel financers."
"A growing number of Democrats are voicing concern that the White House may pursue broad relief for the oil and gas industry amid sinking prices and the coronavirus pandemic."
"David Snydacker knew going in that California’s Imperial Valley was a “graveyard for lithium-extraction technologies.”"
SEJournal welcomes back from hiatus our WatchDog feature, now recast as an opinion column from Joseph A. Davis, Society of Environmental Journalists’ veteran freedom of information advocate and longtime SEJournal contributor. In part one of a two-parter, find out why we’re relaunching the new column, plus get Davis’ take on government openness (or lack thereof) around coronavirus, as well as more on SEJ’s deep commitment to open information and a rundown of its recent FOI activities. And watch for part two next week.