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

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:

“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)

Other:
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