The Year Ahead in Energy and the Environment: Stories to Watch in 2015

Event Date: 
January 23, 2015
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On Friday, January 23rd, for the third year in a row, the Society of Environmental Journalists will hold a public discussion at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. The event will run from 3:00-5:00 p.m., followed by a reception. SEJ Board President Jeff Burnside will introduce leading reporters and editors, who will offer their predictions on the critical energy and environmental stories that will shape 2015. The event will also be webcast live at

About the Event:

With the GOP now in control of Congress, and President Obama forging ahead with his climate policies, environmental and energy issues will be grabbing lots of news headlines in 2015. Join the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Environmental Change and Security Program for the third annual “Year Ahead on Environment and Energy” event, where leading reporters and editors will discuss the critical issues that will shape 2015.

Larry Pearl, director of environmental news for Bloomberg BNA, will present Bloomberg BNA’s Environmental Outlook 2015, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Douglas Fischer, director of Environmental Health Sciences, and featuring journalists from the Wall Street Journal, InsideClimate News, Dallas Morning News, ClimateWire, and more.

A reception sponsored by Bloomberg BNA, Environmental Law Institute, Resource Media, Earthjustice, and the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Science and Technology Innovation Program will follow.


  • Meaghan Parker, Senior Writer/Editor, Wilson Center (welcome)
  • Jeff Burnside, Investigative Reporter, KOMO-TV and President, Society of Environmental Journalists (introduction)
  • Larry Pearl, Director of Environmental News, Bloomberg BNA (2015 Outlook overview)


  • Neela Banerjee, Writer, InsideClimate News
  • Douglas Fischer, Director, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Lisa Friedman, Deputy Editor, ClimateWire
  • Amy Harder, Energy Reporter, Wall Street Journal
  • Randy Loftis, Environmental Writer, Dallas Morning News
  • Lisa Palmer, Freelance Reporter and Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars


Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
("Federal Triangle" stop on Blue/Orange Line)

Note: Photo identification is required. Please allow additional time to pass through security.

RSVP online at or via email to

Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly to Media bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be admitted into the building.

Want to attend but can’t? Tune into the live or archived webcast at (Not every event is webcast live; archived webcasts go up approximately one week after the meeting date.)

Organized by The Society of Environmental Journalists and The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program.

Event Details

Washington, DC