Evan Halper

Washington, D.C.

Business reporter covering the energy transition

Education: Bates College, B.A. in Rhetoric; Columbia University, M.S. in Journalism

Evan Halper is a business reporter for The Washington Post, covering the energy transition. His work focuses on the tensions between energy demands and decarbonizing the economy. He came to The Post from the Los Angeles Times, where he spent two decades, most recently covering domestic policy and presidential politics from its Washington bureau.
Latest from Evan Halper

Senegal sees opportunity and ‘hypocrisy’ in Europe’s search for gas

As the EU ditches Russian gas over the war in Ukraine, West African nations hope to fill the void.

May 13, 2022

Gas prices reach record highs as Biden calls inflation top priority

President Biden criticizes Republicans as more bad economic news looms.

May 10, 2022

White House alarmed that Commerce probe is ‘smothering’ solar industry

Dispute over solar panels illustrates the challenges of moving away from Chinese products

May 7, 2022

E.U. proposes ban on Russian oil imports by end of year

The plan, announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, has been circulated to E.U. diplomats and could be approved this week.

May 4, 2022

Europe wants American natural gas. That could drive up U.S. prices.

Boosters of a vast expansion of American gas exports promise it would lower energy costs at home and abroad. But many have their doubts — including some of the biggest industrial users of natural gas in the United States. It is leading to an unlikely alliance, with the operators of chemical and fertilizer plants joining consumer groups and climate activists in battling gas export expansion plans.

April 28, 2022

Gulf Coast gas export frenzy raises tough questions for U.S., Europe

The costs of LNG export expansion plans likely will outlast Europe's need for the gas.

April 21, 2022

Biden administration launches $6 billion nuclear plant bailout

Many plants struggled as prices of other forms of energy fell.

April 19, 2022

Biden takes additional steps to ease gas prices as inflation rises

The White House will issue an emergency waiver to allow use of blended biofuels over the summer hours after report is expected to show inflation keeps surging.

April 12, 2022