Department of Energy Technology

Umair Irfan

Reporter

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Umair covers the Department of Energy, technology, research and health for ClimateWire. He has written about the rise and fall of clean tech companies, infectious disease outbreaks and grid-level energy storage. In 2014, Umair went to Germany under the Arthur F. Burns fellowship to report on the country's drastic shift away from nuclear power toward renewables. He completed his bachelor's degree in biochemistry in 2008 and his master's degree in journalism in 2011.

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