John Fialka

Reporter

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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

RENEWABLE ENERGY

U.S. could get 50% of its power from wind, with advances

A group of wind power experts from 15 countries released plans yesterday for their "grand vision" of the future resource. They posed a number of scientific, technological and economic challenges that, if met, could harvest enough wind to produce 50% of the Earth's electricity needs by 2050.

WIND

U.S. could get half its power from turbines, with advances

A group of wind power experts from 15 countries released plans yesterday for their "grand vision" of the future resource. They posed a number of scientific, technological and economic challenges that, if met, could harvest enough wind to produce 50% of the Earth's electricity needs by 2050.

ADAPTATION

Blackouts are on the rise. So Austin is making a 'microgrid'

The Department of Energy and the nation's utilities are exploring ways to make cities more resilient in the face of mounting and costly blackouts from severe storms and heat waves that are increasing with climate change. In Austin, Texas, officials are stringing rooftop solar panels to a big battery.