Katherine Blunt

Reporter, Wall Street Journal

Katherine Blunt has covered power, renewable energy and utilities for The Wall Street Journal since 2018 and is based in San Francisco. Much of her work has focused on wildfires, drought and other challenges facing utilities in the West. Her coverage of PG&E was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and earned a Gerald Loeb award, the highest honor in business reporting. She is the author of the forthcoming book “California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric and What it Means for America’s Power Grid.” Prior to joining the Journal, Katherine was a business reporter at the Houston Chronicle. Before that, she covered transportation for the San Antonio Express-News.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Patti Poppe: Reinventing Utilities During a Climate Emergency

Jul 21 2022 - 6:00pm

In 2006, PG&E was perceived to be one of the most progressive utilities in the country. They supported California’s landmark climate law AB 32, and a few years later, quit the US Chamber of Commerce over its opposition to climate action.