Welcome to my website. I’m a reporter for E&E Publishing in Washington, D.C., and its publication EnergyWire. How is energy technology changing our lives? That question is the focus of my work. As a freelancer, I penned the ‘Man vs. Nature’ blog for Forbes, contributed to many publications including Popular Science, Men’s Journal and The New York Times, and created ‘Innovate,’ an award-winning energy column in Sierra magazine.

Take a look at the most recent newsletter, follow me on Twitter, or poke around some of my favorite writings below.

 

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This just in…check out some recent TV interviews with E&E’s Monica Trauzzi. One explores my profile of David Crane, the controversial CEO of NRG Energy, and the other is a hard look at why the oil industry is backing away from renewable energy.

 

 

 

 

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All of my E&E / EnergyWire stories are here (most require subscription)

Russia’s Power Grid, Held Together with Spit and Grit  Dec. 14, 2014

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Why the Oil Majors Are Backing Away from Renewable Energy, Oct. 3, 2014

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Can California Rule in Energy Storage? June 2, 2014

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A Tour of America’s Fanciest Microgrid Mar. 13, 2014

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NRG’s David Crane Wants to Rule — and Overthrow  Sept. 9, 2014

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Utilities Struggle to Control Appetites in Energy-Hungry Marijuana Industry  Aug. 8, 2014

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Smart Thermostats Join the ‘Internet of Things’ to Turn Up the Heat on Utilities  Apr. 14, 2014

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How Will Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’ Affect the Grid? Mar. 3, 2014


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Electrify the Elements  Sierra  Sept. 2013

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Gleaning Clues on Sunny Days from the Clouds  New York Times  Oct. 23, 2012

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The Robot Fish that Led to Better Dam Designs   Popular Mechanics   Feb. 2012

How Waste Could Power the U.S. for Decades   Popular Science  June 2013

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Solar Designs from Nature  Sierra  Jan. 2013

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How Wireless Charging Will Make Life Simpler (and Greener)   Forbes   July 24, 2012

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Out of India’s Trash Heaps, A Controversy on Incineration Yale Environment 360   Dec. 3, 2013

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How Solar Can Save India’s Farmers   Smithsonian   June 26, 2013

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In India, Solar Ambitions are Suddenly Outsize  New York Times  Jan. 9, 2013

India’s Only Electric Car Revamped to Woo Drivers  New York Times  Mar. 4, 2013

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Grid Problems Curb India’s Electric-Vehicle Appetite  New York Times  Jan. 4, 2013

 

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Ice Manliness Cometh  Sierra   Nov. 2009

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Helping Others Find Their Inner Adventurer (pdf)   Adventure Sports Journal  Jan. 2003

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Getting Lucky  Smith  Dec. 21, 2006

Fighting to Keep Fit   Men’s Journal   Jan. 2010

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Good Going  Sierra  Nov. 2007

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Mountain Bikes for Beginners (pdf)   Camping Life   July 2004

 

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Up on the Farm  Sierra   Nov. 2012

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Last Train to Paradise   American Way   July 15, 2009

Message in a Bottle  Sierra  May 2009

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How Rooftop Greenhouses Could Revolutionize the Supermarket   Forbes   Apr. 11, 2012

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