Sue Sturgis

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Sue Sturgis is a Research and Communications Manager for the Energy and Policy Institute, focusing on electric utilities in the Southeast. Prior to joining EPI, she served as Editorial Director at the Institute for Southern Studies, a nonprofit journalism and research organization that publishes Facing South online magazine. There she covered energy, climate, and environmental politics. She has also worked as a reporter for daily and alt-weekly newspapers.

Sue’s interest in energy policy goes back to her childhood in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal mining region. She’s the granddaughter of an immigrant miner and a colliery worker, both of whom suffered from black lung, and the daughter of a power plant repairman and a nurse who trained in a state miners’ hospital.

Sue has won awards for her environmental journalism as well as for her reporting on nuclear energy security issues. She has appeared in documentary films on the Koch brothers and about North Carolina politics, and she has been interviewed by numerous media outlets about her work. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s in social work from Penn State. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, dogs, and cat.

You can find her on Twitter at @sue_sturgis, or LinkedIn. Email her at

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