Students report on intersection of energy and politics in N.C.
With coastal wind resources and cheap construction costs, North Carolina is suited to become a leader in the offshore wind industry. But with the biggest tax credit for offshore wind up for expiration, is the momentum for wind about to shift?
Students in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s JOMC 491.3: “Energy Reporting” class in fall 2012 produced projects that look at the intersection of North Carolina, energy and politics.
Taught by Reese News Lab’s senior producer and 2009 J-school master’s graduate Sara Peach, students explored topics from smart grids to the state legislature’s shift on environmental policy to the future of offshore wind energy, among others.
The projects were designed to be mobile-friends while incorporating different types of multimedia journalism.
Below are links to highlights from the class:
- The Decline and Fall of Food: How our greatest fuel source became our greatest health threat by Patrick Mustain
- Republican-led General Assembly targets environmental rules by Stewart Boss
- Troubled waters: What's the future of offshore wind in NC? by Cheney Gardner