Friday, January 15, 2010

WSJ Closes Energy Capital Site

I was very disappointed to read that the Wall Street Journal shuttered its Energy Capital web site, one of the few balanced news sources that synthesized energy and environmental news.  In a time where our energy future and the impact of energy use on the climate are being so hotly debated, it seems odd to shut down the conversation.  Business and the market ultimately will drive the future of energy, why stop talking about it?

The paper will still have an environment page and an energy oil and gas page, but it likely won't be the same.  Also, I think they are behind the paid subscription wall, which limits their availability.

This is a disappointment to me, not only because of the loss of quality articles and insight, but because it seems like a dismissal by the Journal of the relationship between energy (natural resources) and the environment.  Just because you stop talking about it doesn't mean it isn't happening.

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