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Peter Behr



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.

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GE takes forward step in long recovery march

General Electric Co.'s first earnings report of 2018 provided overall signs of recovery for the burdened company, but not for its trademark GE Power division, whose generators produce more than one-quarter of global electricity by the company's count.


Appropriators corner Perry on DOE research spending

Officially, Energy Secretary Rick Perry was called before members of the Senate Energy Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday to explain the Trump administration's proposed cuts in energy research in its fiscal 2019 budget. He soon found himself in a defensive crouch over funding for the Department of Energy's 17 national laboratories.


Ross' high-stakes gambles set path for Trump trade wars

When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross took his first big gamble on steel, it was with his and investors' money. They took the risk, and when it worked, the payoff was huge. Ross is now in the midst of a second gamble on steel for himself and his boss, President Trump, with much more at stake.