Energy Media Society is a creation of journalist and renewable energy advocate Christian Roselund. This blog explores issues at the intersection of energy and society in the 20th and 21st centuries, seen through the lens of the media.
My current work is focused on the energy transition – the global move away from fossil fuels and nuclear power towards renewable energy, driven by the impending mass disaster of Climate Change, and the failure of the media to adequately inform the American public on these issues.
Prior to working in renewable energy my work included studying the use of fossil fuels as a basis for the political economy of Louisiana in the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly the 20th century form of Petro-Populism created by Huey Long. As such, this blog features political economy aspects of energy.
Finally, Energy Media Society also explores environmental issues, national politics, general media criticism and U.S. history.
I currently serve as Americas editor at pv magazine, and manage and write for the pv magazine USA website. This blog features solely my perspective and does not reflect the views of either of my employer. Prior to pv magazine, I wrote daily news on the solar industry for four years for Solar Server, and also managed content for SolarPVTV. I have also written articles for Guardian, Truth-Out, Against the Current and other publications. Prior to my work in energy, I covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans for a wide variety of radio shows and networks, producing work for Pacifica Network, various NPR shows and National Radio Project.
You can follow me on twitter @croselund.