David reports on and coordinates coverage of the intersection of transportation and the electric grid. He has written extensively on the trends and personalities that drive technologies like energy storage and solar power. He has also posted dispatches from India, Russia, Cuba and Puerto Rico, where he led coverage of the epic hurricane and blackout. Earlier he served as an editor and columnist at Sierra and has freelanced for many publications including Popular Science and The New York Times.
A study of new projects lining up to join the electric grid shows that renewables paired with batteries are fast gaining currency.
The executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, José Ortiz, resigned yesterday as the island recovers from another damaging storm and amid controversy over the rebuilding of the island's grid.
"Rapid and total decarbonization" of the U.S. economy, by tripling the size of the electric grid and replacing nearly every fuel-burning machine with an electric one, would create 25 million U.S. jobs, according to a new report.
General Motors Co. said today it will partially fund the construction of 2,700 electric vehicle fast-charging stations, the latest sign that America's largest automaker is thinking through the steps to not just make but also fuel a large fleet of EVs.