The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of two million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 450 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.
NRDC is seeking a policy advocate to work within the Energy & Transportation team in our Washington DC (preferable) or San Francisco office. The policy advocate will seek to secure federal policies to promote energy efficiency in buildings and appliances. The building sector accounts for nearly 40% of annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, with a similar level in most other countries, and so this advocate will play a key role in helping to shape the federal, state, and to a lesser extent international policies that will reduce emissions and reshape the economy. Strong federal energy efficiency standards are also a key component of the administration’s Climate Plan and will be critical to the establishment and successful implementation of carbon pollution standards for power plants. Preference given to applications received by September 21, 2017.
The policy advocate’s responsibilities will include the following:
While this position will focus on national and state level work, it may also include strategic opportunities for advancement of these policies at the state and regional level and internationally with a focus on China and India.
This position is multi-disciplinary and requires creativity and innovative thinking more than any specific background, but the following qualifications and skills are required:
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