Energy technology

David Ferris



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.

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SunShot met its goal. Now what?

One of the Department of Energy's key goals under the Obama administration was the SunShot Initiative, which sought to spur the adoption of solar by making it as cheap as other forms of electricity by 2020. Did it work?