Environment & Energy Publishing

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E&E News
Format Online
Owner(s) Michael Witt & Kevin Braun
Publisher Michael Witt
Editor Cy Zaneski
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 news organization that covers energy and environmental policy, markets and science. Based in Washington, D.C., it publishes about 70 energy and environmental news stories each day. As of 2018 it employs about 65 journalists in more than ten cities worldwide. Annual subscriptions cost between $2,000 and $150,000.[1] It was founded in 1998.

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 7:30 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 Manuel Quinones.


Climatewire was introduced on March 10, 2008. A daily news service edited by Evan Lehmann, 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. Climatewire is published daily by 8:30 a.m. EST.


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 Amy Carlile, Energywire is staffed by more than a dozen seasoned energy journalists. Energywire is published daily by 8:00 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 summary clips of daily environment news.

When E&E bought Greenwire in October 2000, the company expanded its mission to incorporate original reporting and include energy issues. It is edited by Cy Zaneski.

Greenwire publishes by 1:00 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. It included "OnPoint", a 15-minute show showcasing interviews with top figures in the field including senators and House members, administration officials, academics and authors, and industry and environmental leaders. A second show, "The Cutting Edge," was launched in 2014 and featured insider interviews with E&E's reporting staff. As part of a revamp of E&E News' video offerings, E&ETV went off the air in 2017. The archived videos are still available at eenews.net.


E&E Publishing, LLC was founded on October 1, 1998, by Michael Witt and Kevin Braun following their purchase of Environment & Energy Weekly (E&E Daily's earlier iteration) and Land Letter from the nonprofit Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Witt and Braun 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, Seattle, Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, New York City, Denver, Minneapolis, Atlanta and St. Louis.

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 coverage of a wide range of natural resource issues was folded into Greenwire in 2012.

In September of 2016, E&E announced it would officially do business as E&E News.

On January 5, 2018, E&E News announced former Editor-in-Chief Kevin Braun would be stepping down and named Cy Zaneski as executive editor.[2] The company stated Braun would end his management responsibilities at the company, but remain an owner and principal of the firm. Braun said in a statement he had "abused alcohol, which at times has led to inappropriate behavior toward the company's staff."

In May 2018, the E&E News, along with the Associated Press and CNN, was barred from a national summit on harmful water contaminants by the EPA.[3][4][5][6]


  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. 
  2. ^ Witt, Michael (January 5, 2018). "Editorial leadership change". E&E News. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "EPA bars AP, CNN from summit on contaminants". APNews.com. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Guards "forcibly" prevent AP reporter from attending EPA summit". Axios.com. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (22 May 2018). "Associated Press reporter: I was shoved by security guards outside an event featuring embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt". Retrieved 22 May 2018 – via CNBC.com. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (22 May 2018). "Pruitt bars AP, CNN from EPA summit on contaminants, guards push reporter out of building". Retrieved 22 May 2018 – via NBCNews.com. 

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