Environment & Energy Publishing

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E&E News
Format Online
Owner(s) Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC
Publisher Michael Witt
Editor Kevin Braun
Founded 1998
Headquarters 122 C Street NW, 7th floor, Washington, D.C., US
Circulation 40,000[citation needed]
Website www.eenews.net

Environment & Energy Publishing (dba E&E News) is an online media company that covers energy and environment policy and markets. Based in Washington, D.C., it publishes approximately 70 global energy and environmental news stories each day. Founded in 1998, as of 2016 it employs 75 journalists in ten cities worldwide. Annual subscriptions cost between $2,000 and $150,000.[1]

E&E Daily[edit]

E&E Daily covers the progress of legislation as it works its way from hearings and markups, through the House and Senate floors, to the president’s desk. E&E Daily also provides insight into election trends and outcomes, congressional leadership priorities and oversight of federal agencies. In-depth stories are reported in political context, with links to the text of bills and reports. E&E Daily is posted online by 9 am EST, Monday through Friday except during extended congressional recesses. The Monday edition is designed as a preview of the week’s impending action. E&E Daily's roots trace back more than 30 years, but the current, daily all-digital format began in 1999 and is edited by veteran journalist Manuel Quinones.


Climatewire was introduced on March 10, 2008. A daily news service edited by former award-winning reporter Lisa Friedman, it provides top-tier coverage of national and global climate issues. Areas of focus include US state programs, US federal legislation, global climate agreements including the Paris climate agreement, natural resource effects from a changing climate and how corporations are adapting to a greenhouse gas-constrained world. Climatewire also reports on: alternative energy finance, research and deployment; US federal agency programs, and the science of climate change.


In May 2012, Energywire launched as E&E's sixth daily product. Energywire focuses on the unconventional energy market, from hydraulic fracturing to deep water drilling, as well as global oil and gas production trends. In 2014, Energywire expanded to include coverage of the changing electric utility market, including renewable fuel mandates, distributed electricity generation, the need for new pipeline and electric grid capacity, the growth of natural gas as a baseload fuel, cybersecurity and other matters. Led by veteran editor Amy Carlile, Energywire is staffed by more than a dozen seasoned energy journalists and is a must read for professionals involved with the complex environmental, infrastructure, technology, resource base and finance implications stemming from the evolving and turbulent energy marketplace. Energywire is published daily at 8:30 a.m. EST.


Greenwire publishes more than 25 daily stories on the energy and environmental landscape including major regulations, legislation and court cases in play, investment trends, technology development and the capacity to deploy new fuel types, generating capacity and carbon mitigation strategies.

It was founded in 1991 by former New York Times reporter Phil Shabecoff and published by the American Political Network (APN), a company that also produced the online political daily Hotline. APN was purchased by National Journal in 1995. Greenwire initially provided "coverage of the coverage" reporting: the staff would review hundreds of newspapers every day and synthesize the day's environmental news into 20 or so stories that were sent out to paying subscribers.

When E&E bought Greenwire in October 2000, the company expanded its mission to incorporate original reporting and include energy issues as part of Greenwire's editorial scope. It is now edited by Cy Zaneski, who edits original stories about environmental and energy topics ranging from climate change to sustainable design to agriculture appropriations.

Greenwire publishes by 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday, year-round.

E&E News PM[edit]

E&E News PM, launched in 2005, covers end-of-the day news from Capitol Hill and around the country. E&E News PM is posted Monday through Friday by 4:30 pm EST.


In January 2005, E&E launched E&ETV, a daily webcast designed for environment and energy policy professionals. Fifteen-minute episodes of the program "OnPoint" air every morning, at 10 a.m., featuring interviews with top figures in the field including senators and House members, administration officials, academics and authors, and industry and environmental leaders. An additional show, "The Cutting Edge," was launched in 2014. Airing on Fridays at 10 a.m., "The Cutting Edge" features insider interviews with E&E's reporting staff.


E&E was founded on October 1, 1998, by Kevin Braun and Michael Witt following their purchase of Environment & Energy Weekly (E&E Daily's earlier iteration) and Land Letter from the nonprofit Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Braun and Witt had managed these publications for a number of years before buying out EESI's ownership interest.

E&E Weekly was originally distributed in print every Monday morning inside the Beltway and by U.S. mail to subscribers throughout the rest of the country, providing a detailed look at the legislative action surrounding all the environmental and energy bills in play on Capitol Hill. Today, E&E publishes in online format six times a day with a staff of over 70 editors and reporters. E&E was the first online-only news organization to be accredited by both the Congressional Periodical Press Gallery and Congressional Radio-TV Gallery.

In December 2007 E&E purchased a competing news service, Green Sheets, from Congressional Quarterly.

E&E operates a number of U.S.-based bureaus, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, New York City, Denver, Minneapolis, Atlanta and St. Louis. And correspondents contribute daily from London, Hong Kong, Berlin, Denmark and other locales.

Land Letter, the oldest of E&E’s publications, was founded in 1982 by William Chandler and operated under the Conservation Fund on a biweekly basis before being purchased in 1997 by E&E's predecessor company. Land Letter's content was folded into Greenwire in 2012, significantly expanding E&E's daily coverage of a wide range of natural resource issues.


  1. ^ a b O'Donovan, Caroline (March 25, 2014). "E&E Publishing is spending a lot of money on reporting most people won't ever see". Nieman Journalism Lab. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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