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

Ukraine dam’s destruction could ‘forever’ change ecosystems, officials say

The breach of the Kakhovka dam will upend agriculture, reshape habitats and could unleash a flood of pollution across parts of southern Ukraine, experts said.

June 6, 2023

As oil prices stagnate, OPEC Plus opts to extend production cuts

OPEC Plus treads carefully as economic head winds keep oil prices down, with a decision that's unlikely to cause a significant swing in pump prices for U.S. drivers.

June 4, 2023

Burning trash for the planet? Climate cash sets off branding frenzy.

Incinerators, plastics companies and big agriculture race to position as climate-friendly as billions in federal subsidies flow

May 29, 2023

Fresh blackout threats emerge as power grid faces a stressful summer

Much of the country is at risk of electricity shortages if extreme weather returns this summer, according to a new report from regulators.

May 17, 2023

Tax credit for clean energy raises concern from some U.S. industries

Some American manufacturers fear that the clean energy incentive will actually reinforce China’s production dominance.

May 12, 2023

Fusion power by 2028? Microsoft is betting on it.

A large fusion start-up has inked a deal to supply electricity to Microsoft by 2028, but many scientists are skeptical

May 10, 2023

Is BlackRock’s Larry Fink blowing it for the climate?

As Larry Fink becomes the "anti-woke" campaign's favorite villain, Wall Street's willingness to curb warming has been thrown into question.

May 6, 2023

Anti-China fervor casts a dark cloud over solar and U.S. climate goals

Momentum is ramping up for Congress to pass a resolution that would reinstate tariffs on Chinese solar components, which the U.S. solar industry says would be devastating.

April 27, 2023
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Which electric vehicle is right for you? Check out our guide.

A guide for comparing price, battery range and estimated environmental impact of the nation’s top-selling electric vehicles.

April 18, 2023

Biden’s ambitious climate plan for EVs faces these big hurdles

Many pieces must fall into place for electric vehicles to be the majority of those sold in the U.S. by 2032, as the White House hopes.

April 16, 2023