As the world celebrates Earth Day, energy consumption is one of the most important topics… Where will we find new forms of energy? How will we work together to use it? And how can journalists tell the story better?
"Congress will debate a bill that could completely change the way we make and use energy. Now that the EPA says that climate change poses a threat to public safety, Congress could regulate greenhouse gasses for the first time …" (MSNBC)
"I’m all for clean environment, but, you want a real clean environment? Go back to the cave age." (BBC)
"There’s no such thing as clean coal, have all fallen dramatically. See? Look. If it was so clean it wouldn’t come off on my hand." (CNBC)
"Oil shouldn’t be at $41 today, it should be at $20 today. My prediction is right." (FOX News)
"Why not take this opportunity to put a tax on gasoline, bump it back up to $4 a gallon, where people were prepared to pay for that, and use that revenue for alternative energy and as a signal to the consumers those days are gone?" (NBC)
"A lot of people are deciding hey, it doesn’t pay right now to go with a hybrid, because as is already so cheap." (WTSP)
"Really what we’re doing is reinventing the automobile. How we move around cities and how we interact in cities." (NBC)
"Italy and France have signed a new co-operation deal that could see Italy embrace Nuclear power again, 21 years after voters rejected atomic energy." (euronews)
"Whats the problem with wind power? Well Meghan, I guess its too easy for one, but for two, some people don’t like the way it looks." (FOX News)
"Those turbins produce electricity without any emissions, without any other fuel source other than the wind and they produce a lot of power." (CNN)
"Future sidewalks might be covered with smart panels that capture piezoelectricity power generated from applied mechanical pressure." (The Discovery Channel)
What do you think? Are journalists doing a good job of telling environmental stories?