Derek Murrow

Senior Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program

As a senior director of NRDC’s Climate & Clean Energy program, Derek Murrow oversees the teams that analyze and advocate for federal-level climate, energy, and clean air policies—including both congressional and administrative policy development. Previously, Murrow led NRDC’s work in support of the Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution in the electric sector. Before joining NRDC in 2012, he worked with Acadia Center (formerly Environment Northeast), where he played an instrumental role in expanding their energy and climate policy work and led efforts to advance the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and energy efficiency, renewable energy, and utility rate reforms. He was also previously a research affiliate at Yale University in energy systems analysis and worked for six years as an environmental consultant and business manager for Stone Environmental in Vermont. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Carleton College and a master’s in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He is based in Washington, D.C.