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Elizabeth Douglass

Elizabeth Douglass writes about energy for InsideClimate News. She worked for more than two decades as a business writer at daily newspapers, including a ten-year stint at the Los Angeles Times, where she spent the last half of her tenure covering energy. Her stories followed developments in the oil market, alternative fuels, and renewable energy, and exposed long-running performance problems at California's San Onofre nuclear power plant. She also chronicled how a power company falsified data to win customer-funded performance bonuses and how oil refiners and others in California created one of the nation’s most profitable fuel markets.

While covering telecommunications, she was the first to report financial sleight-of-hand at fiber network company Global Crossing, and uncovered Pacific Bell's boiler room-style sale of add-on features. At the San Diego Union-Tribune, she co-wrote an investigative series on government contractor Science Applications International Corp. that was a finalist for the 1996 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

You can reach her by email at elizabeth.douglass@insideclimatenews.org

Articles

Exxon Fighting to Keep Public From Seeing 900,000 Pages of Documents in Oil Spill Lawsuit

Oct 31 , 2014
Unprecedented secrecy in a class action suit that is seeking to determine if oil giant was negligent in upkeep of burst pipeline.

Oil-Price Plunge Gives New Ammo to Divestment Activists

Oct 28 , 2014
'There's definitely going to be less money flowing into [oil stocks] than we've seen in the last couple years,' says Phil Flynn, senior oil analyst.

Q&A With SolarCity's Chief: There Is No Cost to Solar Energy, Only Savings

Oct 17 , 2014
'How long will the world and the U.S. continue to tolerate being able to pollute for free?'

40% Drop in Solar PV Cost is Brightest Spot of Global Energy Picture

Oct 10 , 2014
$44 Trillion is needed to make the transition to clean energy, IEA expert tells ICN, but will yield $115 trillion in savings.

In FERC's Approval of Gas Exports, Climate Effects Get Glossed Over

Oct 1 , 2014
Environmental groups vow legal action after regulators approve an LNG export project without doing a rigorous environmental impact statement.

Big Business Climate Change Movement Grows in Size and Heft

Sep 29 , 2014
The business presence at this year's Climate Week went well beyond the 'green bubble' that has long surrounded such climate advocacy.

Ground Zero for Climate Change: 14 Carbon Hot Spots — Interactive Graphic

Sep 25 , 2014
What we do with the world's 14 biggest reserves of carbon will help determine the pace and depth of climate change and the fate of future generations.

Climate Primer: Explaining the Global Carbon Budget and Why It Matters

Sep 22 , 2014
Once the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere tops 3.2 trillion metric tons, chances dim to avoid climate disaster, according to new calculations.