Last updated on: 4/23/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Wall Street Journal Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Currently, alternative sources — wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric and geothermal — provide less than 7% of yearly domestic consumption. Throw out hydro and geothermal, and it’s only 4%. For the foreseeable future, renewables simply cannot provide the scale and volume of energy needed to meet growing U.S. demand, which is expected to increase by 20% over the next two decades. Even with colossal taxpayer subsidies, renewables probably can’t even slow the rate of growth of carbon-based fuel consumption, much less replace it.”

“The Green Hornet,” Wall Street Journal, Aug. 6, 2008

Description:

“Founded in 1889 by Charles Henry Dow, Edward Davis Jones and Charles Milford Bergstresser, co-founders of Dow Jones & Company, The Wall Street Journal, the flagship publication of Dow Jones, is the world’s leading business publication. With a print and online circulation of more than 2 million, the Journal reaches the nation’s top business and political leaders, as well as investors across the country.”

“The Wall Street Journal,” www.dj.com (accessed Apr. 20, 2009)

Mission:

“[T]he Journal seeks to help its readers succeed by providing essential and relevant information, presented fairly and accurately, from a dependable and trusted source.”

“The Wall Street Journal,” www.dj.com (accessed Apr. 20, 2009)

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