Amanda Little

Amanda Little is author of Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair with Energy. She is a contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and a writer-in-residence in the English department at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches investigative journalism and creative nonfiction.


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.


Dudefest no more? Women are infiltrating cleantech

Men are running the show at most of the companies pushing renewables, efficiency, clean cars, and the smart grid -- but that's starting to change.


The top 12 women of cleantech

While the clean-energy sector is very much a boy's club, women are starting to break down the clubhouse door. Here's a list of top women in cleantech.

putting the "world wide" in www

How wiring the developing world can help save the planet

Envaya helps people in Africa build ultralight websites, on the ultracheap.Like most equatorial countries, Tanzania is feeling the impacts of climate change. Malaria is spreading to areas at ever-higher altitudes. Lake Victoria, which feeds the …

A sense of Freedom

Jonathan Franzen on activism, compromises, overpopulation, and birds

In an exclusive interview with Grist, Jonathan Franzen talks about the environmental themes in his novel "Freedom," plus activism, population, & more.


Can professional sports do more than politics to save the planet?

Pro sports teams are greening stadiums, forging corporate partnerships with green themes, and encouraging sustainable practices among fans.

The Tennessee Paradox

Tennessee governor's race: Haslam vs. McWherter

Republican Bill Haslam, likely winner of Tennessee's gubernatorial race, hails from the oil biz but has a track record of supporting clean energy.

The new Newt thing

Gingrich slams Obama on Gulf gusher and sounds off on climate

Newt Gingrich, green conservative.Photo: Gage SkidmoreA couple of years ago, Newt Gingrich was sounding like a climate activist. The former Republican speaker of the House posed with current Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a couch …