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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

May 18 2018

FEATURE-Global plan powers up to supply clean energy for refugees

BARCELONA, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies and governments are transforming the way they provide energy to families forced to flee their homes around the world - from setting up solar power plants at camps for Syrians in Jordan, to funding a small solar panel for a Malian refugee to run a fridge for her water shop in Burkina Faso.

May 10 2018

Social investors see the light on clean energy for the poor

LISBON/BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After learning that three babies died in a government hospital in the Sierra Leone city of Bo last November when a power cut switched off machinery keeping them alive, London-based energy adviser Michael Liebreich decided to act.

May 04 2018

Despite violence, Somalia eyes a clean energy future: U.N.

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Providing clean energy to Somalis, including those uprooted from their homes in the conflict-torn country, could both improve lives there and provide new opportunities for entrepreneurs, the U.N. envoy to Somalia said.

May 03 2018

Green Climate Fund may ask donors for a refill in 2019: director

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Green Climate Fund, set up to help developing countries tackle climate change, could seek to refill its coffers in 2019, a year which is likely to see "a huge amount of attention on climate finance", said the fund's executive director.

May 02 2018

East Africa a bright spot as world crawls towards energy goals

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is moving too slowly to meet targets to provide electric power and clean cooking to everyone on the planet by 2030, with progress on using less-polluting fuels in the kitchen especially poor, international agencies said on Wednesday.

May 02 2018

East Africa a bright spot as world crawls towards energy goals

LISBON, May 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is moving too slowly to meet targets to provide electric power and clean cooking to everyone on the planet by 2030, with progress on using less-polluting fuels in the kitchen especially poor, international agencies said on Wednesday.

Apr 30 2018

Power-for-all push risks leaving out Africa's poorest: official

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Parts of Africa will get left behind in the global push to provide electric power to all unless national governments and the international community agree on a plan for faster action in places that are lagging, a top energy official has warned.

Apr 26 2018

Islands comb own shores for solutions to environmental pressures

CALVIA, Spain (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Island governments around the world are no longer begging for help to tackle the many problems they face - from too many tourists to devastating storms and rising seas - but are finding their own solutions and sharing them, experts say.

Apr 24 2018

INTERVIEW-Fiscal row with Washington distracts Puerto Rico from storm recovery - official

CALVIA, Spain, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P uerto Rico, battered by Hurricane Maria in September, is working "day and night" to restore public services, but a row with Washington over a fiscal turnaround plan for the bankrupt U.S. territory is draining energy from the recovery effort, said the Caribbean island's secretary of state.

Apr 13 2018

Polish law sparks fears over civil rights at U.N. climate talks

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Poland is under international pressure to allow activists to demonstrate freely at December's U.N. climate change talks, and protect participants' privacy, after legislation passed in January sparked fears over civil rights.

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