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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

Jul 20 2018

Trump administration proposes stripping some endangered species protections

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to key provisions of the U.S. Endangered Species Act in a move it said would streamline the law but which conservation groups slammed as an assault on wildlife protections. | Video

Jul 05 2018

Trump effort to lift U.S. offshore wind sector sparks interest - from Europe

The Trump administration wants to fire up development of the U.S. offshore wind industry by streamlining permitting and carving out vast areas off the coast for leasing - part of its 'America First' policy to boost domestic energy production and jobs.

Jun 22 2018

Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current and former Tesla solar employees. | Video

Jun 12 2018

No growth in U.S. solar installations this year: report

New U.S. solar installations in 2018 will stay at the same level as last year due to weakness in several major residential markets and a slowdown in big projects after a rush to beat a tax credit deadline, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Jun 12 2018

U.S. solar installations will be flat this year -report

June 12 U.S. solar installations are expected to be flat this year compared with 2017 due to weakness in several major residential markets and slower growth in big projects, according to a report released on Tuesday.

Jun 07 2018

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff

President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Global solar forecasts lowered as China cuts support policies

China's unexpected move to slash incentives for solar power has sent stocks into a free fall and prompted analysts to lower forecasts for global installations this year amid expectations that a glut of excess panels would send prices tumbling.

May 24 2018

Massachusetts, Rhode Island award major offshore wind contracts

Massachusetts on Wednesday selected a partnership between Avangrid Inc and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to develop what will be the largest U.S. offshore wind farm off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

May 23 2018

Massachusetts, Rhode Island award major offshore wind contracts

May 23 Massachusetts on Wednesday selected a partnership between Avangrid Inc and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to develop what will be the largest U.S. offshore wind farm off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.

May 09 2018

California becomes first U.S. state to require solar panels on new homes

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Builders in California will be required to fit solar panels on most new homes from 2020 under new building standards adopted on Wednesday, a move that is the first in the United States and could provide a big boost to the solar industry.

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