Energy Journalism

All Green To Me: An eclectic energy and environment Web site from The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware.

Bloomberg: This financial and numbers-based energy section tends to focus on energy markets and the big firms.

Chicago Tribune: The paper’s renewable energy topic page.

Coal Tattoo: Environment reporter Ken Ward Jr.’s blog at The Charleston Gazette – one of the best sources of news on the coal industry in Appalachia and nationwide.

Discover: A list of the magazine’s alternative energy-related articles. See also the magazine’s special section on Energy Without Limits, from June 2009, and What Will Fuel the Future, from October 2008.

Energy & Environment Publishing: Perhaps the most comprehensive source of energy coverage available online. The site publishes Greenwire, ClimateWire, and other newsletters; contains free and subscription-only content.

Energy & Environment Experts: A unique blog from the National Journal, in which an editor poses a question per week and a group of selected experts respond.

Energy Source: An excellent blog from the Financial Times with frequent posts, links to energy news from the paper, energy-related news videos, and other resources.

e2 Energy: PBS’s ongoing series about transformations and innovations in global energy supply and demand, comprising six 30-minute chapters. See also The Big Energy Gamble, an hour-long special report from NOVA on California’s energy economy and policies.

Forbes: The magazine’s energy and climate change news page. See also its special issue on alternative energy, Energy + Genius, from October 2008.

Green Fields: An agriculture and alternative energy blog from The Des Moines Register that has a local business flavor from the farm belt.

Green Tech: CNet News’s energy blog.

Green Wombat: CNN & Fortune magazine’s environment and technology blog.

Houston Chronicle: The paper’s online energy portal with links to articles, multimedia, and special reports; see also its blog, NewsWatch: Energy.

ISP News: The Energy Crunch section of this development-focused wire service is a strong source of global reporting from the field.

Nature: The journal’s 2009 special issue on energy (supported by Total oil company).

New Scientist: The magazine’s Energy and Fuels portal focusing on technology and science.

Sacramento Bee: The paper maintains two useful topic pages – Energy Projects and Energy Prices – which group energy stories from the Bee and around the Web.

San Jose Mercury News (Calif.): The paper’s Green Energy portal with links to news articles and special sections.

Science: Energy-related news and analysis from ScienceInsider, the journal’s science policy blog.

Scientific American: The magazine’s energy portal, replete with articles, videos, slideshows, and podcasts. Also in the must read category are Scientific American’s “in-depth reports” on alternative energy, energy efficiency, nuclear power, and carbon capture and storage.

Technology Review (MIT): The magazine’s energy portal; see also its blog, Potential Energy.

The Economist: All around excellent energy coverage. Don’t miss the magazine’s special report, The Future of Energy.

The Guardian: The paper’s energy portal, where reporting tends to focus on renewables rather than fossil fuels, including Q&As with experts on various forms of alternative energy.

The Switch: A special series from Oregon Public Broadcasting exploring the state’s energy economy.

The New York Times: The paper of record’s Energy & Environment portal, featuring links to a variety of media projects and a useful Energy Topics Guide, which handles various energy sources (wind, biofuels, coal, etc.) on an individual basis. See also Green Inc. , the paper’s business and environment blog, and The Energy Challenge, its groundbreaking series, which ran from 2006 until 2008.

The Wall Street Journal: The paper’s online energy portal, including articles as well as links to its excellent special reports on energy. See also the Environmental Capital blog, featuring Green Ink, a must-read morning roundup of energy and environment news. Contains free and subscription-only content.

The Washington Post: The paper’s Green page pulls together energy and environment news related to “science, policy, and living.” See also Voices on Green special report, featuring short videos on alternative energy ideas.

Yale Environment 360: The online startup’s energy topic page.

Independent Blogs & Aggregators

Alternative Energy News: An aggregator of energy news, opinion, and commentary designed to promote the development and deployment of renewable energy sources.

Curtis Brainard and Cristine Russell are CJR contributors. Brainard is the editor of The Observatory, our online critique of science and environment reporting. Russell, a CJR contributing editor, is the president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and a senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She is a former Shorenstein Center fellow and Washington Post reporter.