Steve Hargreaves, Director of Energy Transition Desk
Steve Hargreaves is co-director of the Energy Transition desk, which demonstrates the feasibility of shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy through data, storytelling and building partnerships.
Prior to joining Climate Nexus in 2015, he spent 11 years as a writer for CNNMoney, first as an energy reporter and later on the site’s economy desk and special projects team. While there, he won an enterprise award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers for a series on the military’s efforts to reduce oil consumption, served as a panelist at a debate hosted by now Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and did on-air appearances as CNN's energy expert. Coverage highlights included reporting from an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico during the BP spill, covering the 20th World Petroleum Congress from Doha, Qatar, and spending several weeks in Detroit documenting efforts to revitalize that city.
Before joining CNNMoney he spent two years writing from Bangkok and Istanbul, and was published in the Village Voice and the Australian Financial Review. He started his career at Casco Bay Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Portland, Maine, and later worked as a beat reporter at the Times Record, a small daily newspaper in neighboring Brunswick. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology from St. Lawrence University.