J. Matthew Roney
J. Matthew Roney is a research associate at the Earth Policy Institute, an organization dedicated to building a sustainable future. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation from the University of New Hampshire (2006) and a master’s in environmental sciences and policy from Johns Hopkins University (2012). An EPI staff member since 2007, Matt writes about global trends in renewable energy, nuclear power, wild fisheries, fish farming, and bicycle production. In addition to his own writing, Matt has worked on four books by the group’s president, noted environmentalist and MacArthur “genius award” winner Lester R. Brown.
Latest Stories from J. Matthew Roney
Today, with oceanic resources more threatened than ever, the world is far from a global system of marine protected areas (MPAs). Although coverage has doubled since 2010, just 2.8 percent of the ocean surface is now in designated MPAs.
Offshore wind power installations are on track to hit a seventh consecutive annual record in 2013. Developers added 1,080 megawatts of generating capacity in the first half of the year, expanding the world total by 20 percent in just six months.
Nuclear power generation in the United States is falling. It plateaued between 2007 and 2010—before falling more than 4 percent over the last two years. Projections for 2013 show a further 1 percent drop.