Jennifer Ludden Jennifer Ludden is an energy and environment editor for NPR.
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Jennifer Ludden

Energy and Environment Editor

Jennifer Ludden oversees energy and environment coverage for NPR news programs and on NPR.org. She coordinates stories from NPR staffers and local public radio reporters across the country, tracking the shift to clean energy, the Trump administration's policy moves, and how cities, businesses, and people are coping with the impacts of climate change.

Before editing, Ludden was an NPR correspondent covering family life and social issues, including the changing economics of marriage, the changing role of dads, and the ethical challenges of reproductive technology. She's also covered immigration and national security.

Before moving to Washington, DC, Ludden was based in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa for NPR. She shared in two awards (Overseas Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists) for NPR's coverage of the Kosovo war in 1999, and won the Robert F. Kennedy award for her coverage of the overthrow of Mobutu Sese Seko in the Democratic Republic of Congo. When not navigating war zones, Ludden reported on cultural trends, including the dying tradition of storytellers in Syria, the emergence of Persian pop music in Iran, and the rise of a new form of urban polygamy in Africa.

Ludden has also reported in Canada, and at public radio stations in Boston and Maine. She's a graduate of Syracuse University with a dual degree in English and Television, Radio, and Film Production.

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Kevin Butt, Toyota's regional environmental sustainability director, at a facility that uses methane to generate clean electricity to help run Toyota's auto plant in central Kentucky. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Big Business Pushes Coal-Friendly Kentucky To Embrace Renewables

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Rick Moore, a dairy farmer in Canton, N.Y., has a solar thermal array to heat water he uses to spray down milking equipment. David Sommerstein/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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As Obama Clean Power Plan Fades, States Craft Strategies To Move Beyond It

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Crowds Eager To Pass Through Security To Witness Trump Inauguration

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Inauguration Day: Peaceful Transition Of Power

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An abortion rights activist holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year before the court struck down a Texas law placing restrictions on abortions. Now abortion rights supporters are suing the state again over a new rule. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawsuit Challenges Fetal Burial Rule In Texas

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Activist Groups Expect More States To Take Up New Anti-Abortion Measures

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Ohio Gov. Kasich Mulling State Abortion Bans

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Trump Team Asks Energy Dept. Employees About Involvement In Climate Change Work

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Armed Man Threatens D.C. Pizzeria Targeted By Fake News Stories

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Legal Battles Over Abortion Continue In States Across U.S.

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Danny McNeish, his stepmother, Julie, and his father, Phil, on the front porch of Julie and Phil's house in Roanoke, Va. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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This Family Doesn't Agree On Trump — But They Await His Presidency Together

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A health care provider interviews a patient at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston in 2013. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Access To Abortion Could Be Curtailed Under Trump Administration

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