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Peter Behr



Peter is a senior energy reporter for Energywire covering power grid reliability, climate policy and cybersecurity. He also has covered shale gas development and nuclear power issues for E&E. Before joining E&E in 2009, he was principal energy reporter for The Washington Post. During his 23 years at The Post, he was also assistant managing editor for business and financial news and a business columnist and reporter. A graduate of Colgate University, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

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Study finds EMP attack poses minimal risk to transformers

Electromagnetic currents triggered by a high-altitude nuclear explosion over North America would disable only three to 14 high-voltage transformers, according to a new study by the Electric Power Research Institute — a much smaller damage assessment than several government-sponsored reports have estimated.


Can Trump bring order to chaos?

The chaotic opening chapter of the Trump presidency is raising questions about whether the proud builder can assemble a team of White House policy architects and deliver a platform.