Emily Schwartz Greco was the Institute’s op-ed manager and ran OtherWords. OtherWords is a non-profit editorial service that distributes progressive commentary and cartoons to approximately 1,700 editors at newspapers and new media outlets across the nation. She is also an OtherWords weekly columnist. As a writing coach , she had trained a group of New Economy Maryland fellows to write more effectively for the public.

Prior to coming to IPS in 2003, Emily covered foreign policy and economics in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as Washington and New York, for the Dow Jones and Bloomberg News services. She earned a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in Latin American studies and history from the University of Texas at Austin. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two young children.


Virginia Is for Dirty-Energy Lovers

Dominion is skimping on solar and wind as it aims to build a fracked-gas pipeline and another nuclear reactor.

Converting the Fossil-Fuel Fundamentalists

Pope Francis is redefining the ongoing transition to greener energy as a moral and spiritual obligation.

Coal’s Collateral Damage

The industry is still wrecking the Appalachians as it withers.

The Divestment Dividend

Investors who refuse to put their money into oil, gas, and coal may reap financial gains for doing the right thing.

It’s Not Easy for Obama to Prove He’s Green

Hillary Clinton would probably stick with his counterproductive energy policies.

Blowing Past Political Turbulence

Dawdling lawmakers won’t snuff out the wind industry’s growth.

Talk Climate to Me

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s henchmen punish staffers who utter the words “climate change.”

Edison’s Bright Idea

The inventor wished the sun could power his inventions.

World Capital of Weather Wimps

When the going gets cold, make the most of it.

Going off the Rails

There’s no safe way to haul oil by the trainload.

Big Coal Catches Black Lung

Companies large and small are hurtling toward bankruptcy.

Fudging the Future

How could oil experts miss the crude crash?

Obama Tips His Hat to FDR

It’s good to see that after years of riling his base instead of rallying it, President Obama is rising above Washington’s gridlock.

Pipeline to Nowhere

Cheap oil is bankrupting the financial rationale for building the Keystone XL.

Tilting at Turbines

Market forces are sparking solar and wind energy growth.

Washington’s Slow-Motion Thaw

I reported on the imminent normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba 20 years ago.

A Lump of Coal for Fossil Fuels

Plunging oil, gas, and coal stocks make it a fine time to divest.

These Boots Were Made for Waiting

Delay and denial are standard operating procedures when it comes to how the government cares for vets.

Too Big to Ignore

The gap between rich and poor has grown so vast that even Fed chief Janet Yellen suggests it’s un-American.

The Fracking Rush Hits a Pothole

Oil and natural gas gluts are driving prices so low that drill-baby-drillers may have to hit the brakes.

Op-Ed Manager

Dodging the Fiscal Swindle

The Galesburg (IL) Planet | December 9, 2012

Dodging the Fiscal Swindle

The (Los Angeles CA) Bell Gardens Sun | December 6, 2012

Just Don’t Say Climate Change

The Reporter (Palos Heights IL) | October 4, 2012

Just Don’t Say Climate Change

The Bemidji (MN) Pioneer | October 3, 2012

Washington’s Democratic Double-Standard

The Register Citizen (Torrington CT) | August 11, 2012

Washington’s Democratic Double-Standard

The Alliance (OH) Review | August 7, 2012

Donald Kaul’s Breather

The Des Moines (IA) Register | July 26, 2012

Donald Kaul’s Breather

The Mason City (IA) Globe Gazette | July 24, 2012

Making Sense of Poverty Numbers

Common Dreams | September 24, 2010

Making Sense of Poverty Numbers

Denver Post | September 24, 2010