Q: Who is Peter Fairley?

Peter Fairley in San Franciscos electrical undergroundA:  An independent journalist and author with a passion for energy and its environmental implications

Born on the outskirts of New York City, Peter has been moving ever since, building connections in Boston, Berkeley, Kyoto, Montreal, NYC, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington D.C. These days he calls Paris and Vancouver Island home and explores energy systems globally. Peter has tracked the energy and climate story from the coalfields of Inner Mongolia to the unlit villages of Bolivia’s Cordillera Real and the PV-covered auto plants of Stuttgart. His byline appears regularly in both print and online publications, including Discover, Architectural Record, MIT’s Technology Review, IEEE Spectrum and Nature, among others. Peter is also a commentator on energy and the environment via national broadcast outlets in France, the U.S. and Canada such as France24, NPR and CBC as well as speaking engagements before academic, business and journalism audiences.

Service // Board Member for the Society of Environmental Journalists
Author // Electricity & Magnetism (Twenty-First Century Books)
Impact // Global reportage republished in Chinese, Deutsch, Español, Italiano & Portugues

PRINCIPLES // Carbon-Nation and Peter Fairley endorse and aspire to uphold the standards and responsibilities outlined by the Committee of Concerned Journalists in its Principles of Journalism, and the membership guidelines of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Taught environmental journalism at the University of Victoria
Covered pollution politics as Chemical Week’s DC bureau chief
Ran script and researched for NBC Nightly News
M.A. in Science and Environment Reporting from NYU
Taught high school chemistry, physics & biology
Facilitated clinical R&D for Japanese pharma firms
Probed the genetics of sea urchin embryogenesis
B.Sc. in molecular biology from McGill University

Contact // +1 250 514 6248 // email