Energy technology

David Ferris



David covers big trends in energy technology and innovation for EnergyWire. A seasoned reporter who has followed the industry for six years, he often writes about energy storage, solar power, microgrids, smart thermostats, and the growing role of data, as well as the clash between established businesses and up-and-comers. David joined E&E in 2014. Earlier, he was the editor of an energy news site and a contributor on energy topics to publications including Popular Science, Sierra and The New York Times. He graduated cum laude from the University of California, San Diego, and holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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Tesla reports advances on many fronts

Yesterday, Tesla Inc. issued a review of last year and a preview of 2017. It was an opportunity to take a deep breath and get up to speed on the world's fastest-moving energy and transportation company.


Solar keeps up torrid pace as job creator

The solar power industry experienced another galloping year of job growth in 2016, though it's unclear whether its success is understood by a new presidential administration that has made job creation a top priority.


Elon Musk, caught between his fans and Trump

Elon Musk is used to being criticized by conservatives and financial analysts for his daring leadership of Tesla Inc. and SpaceX. But now he's answering a new chorus of critics: the idealists who are usually his most loyal supporters.