Amanda Little née Griscom is the author of Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy HarperCollins, and has published widely on the environment, energy and technology for more than a decade. She wrote a syndicated weekly column about green politics on Grist.org and Salon.com, and a monthly column on green innovations for Outside magazine, where she was a contributing editor. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired, O Magazine, New York, and the Washington Post. She currently writes a blog about the energy economy for Forbes.com and is the recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.
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