Naveena Sadasivam

Naveena Sadasivam is a staff writer covering the environment, energy and climate change at Grist. She previously covered environmental issues at the Texas Observer, InsideClimate News and ProPublica. At ProPublica, she was part of a team that reported on the water woes of the West, a project that was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for national reporting. She has a degree in chemical engineering and a master’s in environmental and science reporting from New York University and was a 2017 Ida B. Wells fellow at Type Investigations. You can contact her at [email protected] and follow her work on Twitter.


Big Bend -- Pete Gallego and Will Hurd district
Border

Big Bend Becomes Congressional Battleground

Pete Gallego’s going green in a bid to reclaim the purple district for Democrats.

Will Hurd's challenger, former congressman Pete Gallego, is going green in a bid to reclaim the deep purple district around Big Bend for Democrats. Read More

El Paso Electric has proposed charging customers with rooftop solar panels an additional $11 each month.
Economy

There Goes the Sun

The sun city may soon be charging residents extra for solar power, joining a growing number of utilities that treat solar as a threat to their businesses. Read More

Houston skyline.
Environment

TCEQ Chairman: Reducing Smog Will Make Texans Sick

The head of the state’s environmental agency told lawmakers that lowering ozone levels will harm, rather than help, Texans.

The environmental agency head told lawmakers that lowering ozone levels will not improve public health in Texas, contrary to decades of scientific research. Read More

The Texas Public Utilities Commission has approved a deal to allow a group led by Dallas billionaire Ray Hunt to purchase Oncor, which oversees electricity distribution to 10 million Texans.
Economy

Texas Regulators Approve Billionaire’s Plan to Buy Oncor

The deal will allow a group of investors led by real estate and oil and gas mogul Ray Hunt to purchase Texas’ largest electric transmission and distribution company.

The deal will allow a group of investors led by real estate and oil and gas mogul Ray Hunt to purchase Texas’ largest electric transmission and distribution company. Read More

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