SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism awards
$8,915 in grants to journalists in the Summer 2016 cycle
SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism has awarded $8,915 for two new story projects selected through the FEJ’s Summer 2016 round of competition. Coverage topic was "The Politics and Economics of Renewable Energy in the U.S."
FEJ grants up to $5,000 for the Summer 2016 round were made possible by funds provided to the Society of Environmental Journalists by the Wyss Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Energy Foundation and Grantham Foundation for the Environment.
Congratulations to the grantees!
Reporting on the politics and economics of renewable energy in the U.S.:
Scott Dodd (Grist) of Washington, for travel and production expenses to report on "What’s Standing in the Way of Renewable Energy in the States?"
- "Welcome to Paradise: Batteries Now Included," Grist, August 7, 2017.
Sammy Roth (The Desert Sun) of California, for travel expenses to report a project on "Building a Better Grid: The Future of Renewable Energy in the West."
Sammy Roth covers energy and the environment for The Desert Sun/USA TODAY Network in Palm Springs, California. His work has focused on renewable energy's role in fighting climate change, the balance between conservation and energy development in the desert, and water conservation strategies during California’s historic drought. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in sustainable development and American studies. You can sign up for his weekly energy and water newsletter, The Current, here.
- "Rewiring the West," The Desert Sun, February 1, 2017. (Here are individual links to stories one, two and three.)
Thanks to the following generous foundations and many individual donors for making this cycle of grants possible:
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The Energy Foundation
Grantham Foundation for Protection of the Environment
The Wyss Foundation
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