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.

Latest Stories


Most of DOE's home page erased after inauguration

Most of the Department of Energy's home page disappeared into the ether shortly after President Trump's inauguration Friday. The deletion of blog entries, news updates, info boxes and video content is far beyond the tinkering that President Obama's DOE did when taking the reins from George W. Bush.


Clean-energy accelerator goes global

Energy "accelerators" are in vogue right now as a way to speed young clean-energy companies to market and curb climate change. Most focus on one geographic area, but a new one will span the globe, drawing the participation of utilities from Singapore to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Ireland.


Is Amazon's secrecy preventing a greener grid?, that seller of all things, offers endless information on its products. But the sharing stops cold when it comes to its own energy use and carbon footprint, and that reticence might be slowing the greening of the electric grid, a new report claims.