John Fialka



John was the founding editor of Climatewire. He's now a reporter working on special projects, based in Denver, Colo. He's a former reporter with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered a wide variety of issues for the Washington bureau. He also served abroad as the lead reporter for the Journal in the first Gulf War and in the London bureau, during the waning days of the Cold War. He has written four books and is the co-founder of SOAR!, a group that has raised more than $10 million to help retired Catholic sisters and brothers.

Latest Stories


Heat pumps gain steam as renewables rise

A cluster of new studies from states, electric utilities and environmental groups suggest that as more electricity from solar and wind power is introduced on the nation's electric grids, a wider use of electric heat pumps will help the United States reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to near zero by 2050.


Community 'barn raising' helps tribes build renewables

Dozens of workers and volunteers will meet this month in a hayfield outside a tiny town on the southwestern tip of Colorado. There, they will unpack and install 3,500 solar panels, mounting them on a forest of steel pipes already sticking out of the ground.