Research and Communications Specialist
Itai Vardi is a research and communications specialist at the Energy and Policy Institute. Itai’s research focuses on natural gas build-up, power generation, and pipelines. Prior to joining the Energy and Policy Institute, he was an investigative journalist focusing on the fossil fuel industry and utilities, climate change denial and industry front groups, money in politics, and regulatory capture. His work appeared in such outlets as The Guardian, Huffington Post, DeSmog, and Mother Jones.
Itai also has a background in academia, where he conducted research and taught courses on the sociology of technology, social problems, and race & power. He has a MA in sociology from Tel Aviv University and a PhD in sociology from Boston University.
Email: itai [@] energyandpolicy.org