Jeff Deyette is the assistant director of energy research and a senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Mr. Deyette conducts analysis on the economic and environmental costs and benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. He co-authored the UCS book Cooler, Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living and numerous UCS reports, including Ripe for Retirement: The Case for Closing America’s Costliest Coal Plants. He has also written extensively for UCS and various renewable energy industry publications on the consumer, employment, and environmental benefits of increasing our renewable energy use.
Prior to coming to UCS, Mr. Deyette worked as an environmental protection specialist for the New England Division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1996 to 1998, where he assisted with environmental compliance and conservation programs.
Mr. Deyette holds a master's degree from Boston University in energy resource and environmental management & international relations, and a bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University in environmental science and government.
Mr. Deyette has been quoted widely in the print media, including in The Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post Dispatch, The Toronto Start, Greenwire, Gannett News Service, Charleston Gazette, Slate Magazine, Huntsville Times, Toledo Blade, and Mother Jones and has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and TV programs, including KPFL-FM, KBOO-FM, WWJ-AM, NECN-TV, and KATU-TV.