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Peter Fairley Guest Contributor

Peter Fairley is a contributing editor at MIT Technology Review who sees smarter energy use as the key to stopping climate change. He has tracked emerging energy technologies for over a decade at publications including Discover, Spectrum, and Nature. He spends a third of his time reporting from Paris and has also worked from the field in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

Between 2001 and 2013 Fairley served as a board member and officer of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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