More renewable energy policies aim to save money and environment

The push to use more renewable energy sources from the governor and legislators is one of the green themes of this year’s General Assembly, and the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday heard mixed testimony on six bills to enhance the state’s renewable energy policy, including trash talk from the chairman. Full Story »

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Elizabeth Klinck
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by Elizabeth Klinck - Mar. 10, 2011

This is ok journalism. The reporter presents three separate bills and provides only a one or two sentence summary of each bill, with very little context and sources to explain the background and impact of the story. The reporter also introduces the opposing view point using the phrase "Some environmentalists and residents presented the other side of the story," which I never think is necessary. If the reporter is doing a good job, we'll get that the next sources quoted represent the other side. She usually only quotes the representative backing the bill and sometimes one other source. It's just not enough reporting to explain the importance of each bill.

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