Midwest power

Jeffrey Tomich



Jeffrey is a St. Louis-based reporter covering the Midwest power sector for Energywire. Focus areas include the shift by coal-dependent states to cleaner energy sources and the evolution of the utility business model in response to new technologies. Before joining E&E News, Jeffrey was the energy and environment reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he won a SABEW award for a story on the Iowa ethanol boom. He also covered energy for Bloomberg News. A native of Houston, he is a Tulane University graduate with a double major in English and economics.

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