Smart tech could help fix the biggest barrier to building clean energy
By Jeff St. John .
Jeff St. John is director of news and special projects at Canary Media. He covers the intersection of technological, economic and regulatory issues influencing the global transition to low-carbon energy in the electricity, transportation and building sectors. His areas of expertise include innovative grid technologies, rooftop solar and batteries, clean hydrogen, electric vehicles, EV charging and broader decarbonization policy.
He is the former managing editor and senior grid-edge editor of Greentech Media, and he previously reported for The Fresno Bee, the Tri-City Herald and the Anchorage Daily News. He lives in Alameda, California with his wife Tara Donoghue and his dog Lily, and enjoys hiking, baking bread and playing guitar with his nieces and nephews.
He earned a master’s degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2001.