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Peter Behr

Reporter

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Peter is a senior energy reporter for Energywire covering power grid reliability, climate policy and cybersecurity. He also has covered shale gas development and nuclear power issues for E&E. Before joining E&E in 2009, he was principal energy reporter for The Washington Post. During his 23 years at The Post, he was also assistant managing editor for business and financial news and a business columnist and reporter. A graduate of Colgate University, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

Latest Stories

SECURITY

DHS strategy seeks deeper grasp of rare grid threats

Responding to a congressional directive, the Department of Homeland Security has claimed a leadership position in coordinating the defense of power grids and other critical infrastructure against damaging electromagnetic pulses from solar storms or crippling shock waves from an atmospheric nuclear explosion.

BUSINESS

GE asks outsider to stem gaping losses in gas turbines

The hammer fell at the battered General Electric Co. for a second time in 14 months yesterday, as an impatient board of directors dismissed GE veteran John Flannery as chairman and chief executive, replacing him with outside board member Lawrence Culp Jr., with a mandate to quickly deal with the slumping GE Power division.

GRID

Speed up solar flare defense, DOE expert urges

For $4 billion, transmission companies could protect vital substation transformers against possible destruction from a once-in-a-century shock wave from the sun, a leading national laboratory scientist told senators last week.