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

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

Unleash the deep-sea robots? A quandary as EV makers hunt for metals.

International disputes over deep-sea mining have carmakers steering clear of the idea even though the seabed is a treasure trove of EV battery metals that can be mined with minimal disruption to humans

April 5, 2023

Surging oil prices could again frustrate inflation fight

Saudi Arabia and other leading oil producers will slash output by more than 1 million barrels a day starting in May.

April 3, 2023

Tornadoes charge through South, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, killing 24

Deaths were reported in Wynne, Ark., and in Sullivan County, Ind. In Belvidere, Ill., a person died when the roof of the Apollo Theatre collapsed.

April 2, 2023

Silicon Valley Bank collapse could slow the transition to clean energy

Silicon Valley Bank cast a wide shadow over climate tech, with half of its start-ups doing business there. The collapse could impact investment in the sector.

March 13, 2023