Amy Harder, serves as the Executive Editor of Cipher by Breakthrough Energy covering the opportunities and challenges of the energy transition and was EPIC’s inaugural Journalism Fellow, covering the 2018-19 academic year. Previously with Axios, she continues her column called Harder Line as an outside contributor.  In her column and elsewhere, she reports on trends and exclusive scoops and analyzes the news driving the debate about energy and climate. Her coverage includes congressional legislation, regulations, lobbying and international policy actions affecting the United States. Previously, she covered similar issues for The Wall Street Journal, based out of its Washington, D.C., bureau.

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