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


Budweiser parent sets crazy-ambitious renewables goal

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the parent company of Budweiser and the world's largest brewer, made a startling announcement this week. It committed to switching its electricity supply to entirely renewable sources within a scant nine years, and to do so with unusual rigor.


Is energy storage the next job creator?

Entrepreneurs and schools are preparing for a boom in energy storage. Whether the jobs arrive soon, or are delayed or lost to Asia, will depend on decisions that President Trump makes on trade, energy, transportation and infrastructure.


Deluge of hydro may lead to solar curtailments in Calif.

California's grid operator is warning of curtailments of up to 8 gigawatts this spring, as a booming solar market collides with overflowing dams. The losers will be operators of solar farms, who might have nowhere to sell their electrons — this year and in years to come.