Brendan DeMelle is a freelance author and researcher focusing primarily on clean energy and has over a decade of experience in energy and environmental issues. He previously served as Research Associate for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
DeMelle graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BA in Environmental Studies and Sociology in 1998, and began his career with the EPA in Region 10 as an environmental justice advocate, before returning to his home state of Connecticut as a Campus Organizer with the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). From 2000-2005, he served as Corporate Lobbying Analyst and then Legal Analyst with Environmental Working Group, where he worked on the Chemical Industry Archives, nuclear and farm policy, and opposition research.
DeMelle’s work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, The Washington Times and others. He lives in Seattle with his wife Anne and enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest.