Last updated on: 2/17/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

San Diego Union-Tribune Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“For decades, the conventional wisdom about energy production was that the world was slowly but surely depleting its supplies of recoverable oil and natural gas. Someday, substitutes would have to be found to keep our cars going, our factories humming and our homes functioning.

This assumption – combined with environmental concerns about fossil-fuel pollution – has led to billions of dollars in privately and publicly funded research into and development of cleaner but costlier sources of energy in the United States and around the world. Especially as concerns about global warming escalated, this has led to a presumption that the era of fossil fuels was in decline.

But this presumption has been demolished by rapid technological advances in oil and natural gas extraction…

A glut of natural gas in the U.S. has produced the cheapest prices in years. With many utilities switching from coal to much-cleaner natural gas, 2012 saw greenhouse-gas emissions in the U.S. fall to a 20-year low.”

San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board, “The Energy Revolution: California Must Not Be Left Behind,” sandiegouniontribune.com, Mar. 2, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC, owned by tronc, LLC, is San Diego’s most dynamic media company and the region’s most trusted and comprehensive source of local news and information.”

“About the San Diego Union-Tribune,” sandiegouniontribune.com, Aug. 18, 2016

Mission:

“Through its broad coverage of the community and its multiple media platforms serving all audiences across the region, The San Diego Union-Tribune delivers news, information and ideas that improve the quality of life of San Diegans and help make San Diego a better place.”

“About the San Diego Union-Tribune,” sandiegouniontribune.com, Aug. 18, 2016

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  1. Will Alternative Energy Development Create More Jobs?