Economy & Business

‘Control The Narrative’: Alabama Utility Wields Influence By Financing News

"A Floodlight investigation found Alabama Power runs a news service and its foundation bought a Black newspaper. Neither reports on high electric bills or utility-related pollution".

Source: Guardian, 01/18/2024

"As Leaders Fly To Davos, How Do Private Jets Fuel Climate Change?"

"From popstar Taylor Swift's jetsetting on tour to billionaire Elon Musk's fleet of planes, the use of private jets by the rich and famous has drawn increasing criticism as concern grows over air travel's role in global warming."

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 01/12/2024

"Lawmakers Brace For Last-Ditch Fight Over Riders, Cuts"

"House Republicans on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to fight for conservative policy riders in fiscal 2024 spending bills, incensing Democratic appropriators and raising the specter of yet another funding stopgap — or a partial shutdown."

Source: E&E News, 01/11/2024

"U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters Set An All-Time Record In 2023"

"Led by a record-costly swarm of severe weather episodes, the contiguous United States suffered 28 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2023,  the highest number in inflation-adjusted data going back to 1980, according to NOAA. The former record was 22, set in 2020."

Source: Yale Climate Connections, 01/10/2024

Neither Pandemic Nor Politics Derailed Grantee’s Trophy Hunting Story

When freelancer Rachel Nuwer decided to tackle a controversial story about trophy hunting and wildlife conservation she confronted not only tricky logistics and demanding field work, but last-minute publication conflicts and the COVID-19 pandemic. But with a grant and an understanding editor, she got her clip and a new commitment to continue covering similarly challenging topics. Nuwer shares her experience in the new FEJ StoryLog.

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"GOP Targets Biden’s $400 Billion Clean-Energy Loan Program"

"Congressional Republicans are putting President Joe Biden’s $400 billion green bank in their crosshairs, seeking a repeat of the political victory they scored in 2011 with the scandal over collapsed solar company Solyndra."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 01/05/2024

"Biden Administration Grants Louisiana Power To Approve Carbon Capture Wells"

"The Biden administration is handing Louisiana regulators new power to attract and approve carbon capture projects at a time when the state’s influential energy sector wants to make the Gulf Coast a hub for the rapidly expanding industry.'

Source: AP, 01/02/2024


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