Amanda Little is the author of Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair With Energy (HarperCollins) and teaches investigative journalism and new media at Vanderbilt University. Little has published widely on the environment, energy and technology for more than a decade. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired, O Magazine, New York, and the Washington Post. She wrote a syndicated weekly column about green politics on and, and a monthly column on green innovation for Outside magazine. She currently writes a blog about the new energy economy for and is the recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.

Little has been working in online media since 1996, when she was the first employee of the first online magazine, FEED. Thereafter she wrote a column for The Village Voice, “Urban Upgrade,” which examined technology in New York City’s institutions and infrastructure. Little has published interviews with public figures ranging from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to John McCain and Rupert Murdoch. She has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, and has delivered lectures and keynotes for events, institutions and companies including TEDx, Lexus, Baxter, the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, and the Garden Club of America. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and children.