TreeHugger Welcomes Matthew McDermott!

After nearly a decade in the world of independent film, and completing a Masters degree at NYU's Center for Global Affairs concentrating on Environmental & Energy Policy, Matthew McDermott is thrilled to have the opportunity to write about alternative energy for TreeHugger.

If there's one overarching thing that his academic research has led him to believe, it is that we are simply consuming too much energy and too many natural resources in the developed world. Only by reducing demand though a combination of conservation, efficiency improvements and public infrastructure enhancements will all the exciting work done on alternative energy be able to satisfy our seemingly endless appetite for energy. It's as much a change in psychology as it is in technology.

Matthew currently lives in New York City where he happily avails himself of one of the largest public transportation systems in the world. He can be reached at