Students report on intersection of energy and politics in N.C.

Energy reporting class

With coastal wind resources and cheap construction costs, North Carolina is suited to become a leader in the offshore wind industry. But with the biggest tax credit for offshore wind up for expiration, is the momentum for wind about to shift?

Students in the UNC School of  Media and Journalism’s MEJO 491.3: “Energy Reporting” class in fall 2012 produced projects that look at the intersection of North Carolina, energy and politics. 

Taught by Reese News Lab’s senior producer and 2009 MJ-school master’s graduate Sara Peach, students explored topics from smart grids to the state legislature’s shift on environmental policy to the future of offshore wind energy, among others.

The projects were designed to be mobile-friends while incorporating different types of multimedia journalism.

Below are links to highlights from the class:

Contact Peach at with questions about the course or to contact students about projects.