Director, Energy & Climate policy
Derek Murrow oversees NRDC’s efforts to influence national energy policy and secure a sustainable energy future. His portfolio covers both congressional and administrative energy policy development, and he leads NRDC’s policy 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) and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, where he played an instrumental role in expanding ENE’s energy and climate policy work and led efforts to advance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and utility rate reforms. He is a member of the executive group of the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network, a joint effort by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help states maximize their energy savings. 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.