Kat Friedrich

Kat Friedrich

Profile

A former mechanical engineer with graduate training in journalism and environmental studies, Kat Friedrich is a self-employed news editor with expertise in energy, sustainability and technology.

Kat is the former editor of  the Clean Energy Finance Forum and Conservation Finance Network. These sites are experimenting with the latest innovations in online media and environmental communication. Both sites are using a "solutions journalism" approach to producing cutting-edge, pragmatic business news.

Yale University brought Clean Energy Finance Forum on board after Kat built its initial iteration for a small national NGO, Clean Energy Finance Center. The website has been growing since 2012.

Kat has also edited two magazines: BuildingEnergy and Renewable Energy World Magazine. Her reporting has appeared in Midwest Energy News, Scientific American, Earth Island Journal, and many other publications. She is a local co-organizer of Online News Association Western New England and the former organizer of NetSquared Boston.

Kat holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute. Her thesis analyzed media framing of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge energy resources debate.

For close to two years, Kat worked for American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy on website strategy, technical writing, and environmental psychology research.

For four years, Kat was a writer and editor at the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, a national initiative advancing diversity-friendly teaching techniques in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at colleges and universities.

As an engineer, Kat constructed parts for hybrid race cars before hybrid cars were on the market. She also built and tested HVAC systems to cool power electronics that were connected to utility power grids.

News and Insights

Authored Blogs
Building Climate Resilience in Native American Communities
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Authored Forum Articles
What Will It Take to Catalyze the Energy Transition?
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Shining a Light on the Underground Energy-Water Nexus
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Solar Hasn’t Won New Hampshire Over, But Efficiency Has
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Illinois Gears up for Rapid Clean Energy Expansion
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Kansas Needs a Policy Vision for Clean Energy
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Hawaii Sets Dynamic Goals for Clean Energy
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Stakeholders in Missouri Debate Clean Energy’s Future
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How New York Accelerated Its State Energy Goals
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Utah Slowly Constructs Clean Energy Markets
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