Wilson Center Projects
political history of the U.S. electric power grid
Peter Behr retired in January from The Washington Post, where he was the principal reporter on energy issues. From 1975-76, Mr. Behr was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He later covered business issues for The Washington Post, serving as business editor from 1987-1992. In that capacity, he also covered international trade and competitiveness and the Washington regional economy. In 1985, Mr. Behr co-authored The Leading Edge, a book about U.S. business strategies. While at the Wilson Center, he will be working on a book about the political history of the U.S. electric power grid, with a focus on the parallels between the New Deal era and the current decade of deregulation.