Amanda Little

Amanda Little, Grist's former Muckraker columnist, is author of Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair with Energy. She teaches investigative journalism at Vanderbilt University and her articles on energy and the environment have appeared in publications including Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine. You can follow her on Twitter: @littletrip.


John Kerry on why we need fossil fuels (for now) and climate action (for real!)

John Kerry talks to Grist about the difficulty of climate solutions, the unfortunate necessity of oil and gas, and the vacuity of Mitt Romney.


Michigan’s Jennifer Granholm plugs fuel economy, Chevy Volt

The former governor of Michigan talks to Grist's Amanda Little about the auto-industry rescue, Detroit's move toward cleaner cars, and that doozy of a convention speech.


L.A.’s Villaraigosa, self-proclaimed ‘greenest mayor’ in America, talks election, climate, and bikes

Antonio Villaraigosa calls L.A. the cleantech capitol of the U.S. Whether that's true or not, he does have a lot of green accomplishments, and he tells Grist's Amanda Little all about them.


What Obama would do on climate in a second term: Carol Browner explains

President Obama wouldn't likely be able to pass a big climate bill in a second term, says his former energy czar, but he could take a lot of smaller steps that would achieve real emission cuts.


Behind the scenes at the Democratic convention

The enthusiasm in the greenroom, where Scarlett Johansson and Mary J. Blige mingled with big-name pols, spilled out into the convention hall. Enthusiasm for climate action -- well, that wasn't so easy to spot.


Ed Markey, coauthor of big cap-and-trade bill, now lauds Obama’s ‘drill baby drill’ approach

Rep. Ed Markey, one of the biggest climate hawks in Congress, is now talking up President Obama's "all-of-the-above" energy strategy, from renewables to oil drilling.


Climate and energy get no love on day one of Democratic convention

Michelle Obama, Julian Castro, and other headliners generated a lot of energy -- just not the kind you can power a house or a car with.


Huntsman on climate change, natural gas, and competing with China

Where does Jon Huntsman stand on climate change now that he's out of the presidential race? Grist interviews the former candidate to find out.


Sen. Lamar Alexander on making bipartisan energy progress

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) tells Grist why he's crossing party lines to slash energy company subsidies and pour money into cleantech research.

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