Shawn McCarthy is the global energy reporter for The Globe and Mail, working in the paper’s Ottawa bureau for the Report on Business.
In that role, Mr. McCarthy covers a broad variety of energy issues, including the oil and gas sector, climate change, nuclear industry, renewable energy and OPEC.
Among other stories, he has covered the Liberal government’s climate policies and the Paris climate summit, the national debate over pipeline approvals, and the rapidly changing dynamics in North American oil and gas production. He has also covered the electricity sector and the challenge of incorporating renewable supplies and demand management practices onto the grid.
Prior to taking on the energy beat for the Globe and Mail in 2006, Mr. McCarthy served as The Globe’s New York correspondent for three years, with responsibility for business, politics and human interest stories, including the aftermath of 9/11.
He was also the parliamentary bureau chief for The Globe and Mail from 2000 to 2003, and prior to that, wrote on finance and economic policy, including the previous Liberal government deficit battle in the 1990s.
He also serves as president of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom, a volunteer group dedicated to highlighting issues of press freedom at home and abroad.
A native of Philadelphia, Mr. McCarthy attended the University of Alberta as a foreign student and attained a bachelor’s degree in English literature. He also has a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University.