Dominic Marcellino has been a Fellow at Ecologic Institute in Washington, DC since the fall of 2008. In his work, Dominic focuses primarily on energy policy (including bioenergy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation), climate policy in Europe and the USA, as well as emissions trading systems. He regularly leads transatlantic study tours and exchanges for American and European policymakers and stakeholders. Dominic is a native English speaker and also works fluently in German.
Dominic Marcellino is currently leading the project Incubating Communities of Influence to Transform Economies and the Environment (I-CITE), funded by the European Commission (EC). As part of I-CITE, Dominic is working with the Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS) to create a first-of-its-kind transatlantic social network for young leaders in environmental policy—Emerging Leaders in Energy and Environmental Policy (E-LEEP).
He is actively engaged in bioenergy issues, with a specific focus on transatlantic agricultural and forestry policies. He previously worked on a study for The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) analyzing how policy incentives for renewable energy and clean technology can deliver economic growth and jobs. Additionally, he participated in a 6-month analysis, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), of the technology transfer component of international climate change negotiations, providing recommendations and insights for negotiators. Dominic is also the Managing Editor of the Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review published quarterly by Lexxion Publishers.
In 2008-09, Dominic Marcellino spent eleven months living and working in Germany as a Robert Bosch Fellow. As part of his Fellowship, he spent four months working at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). During his time at the Ministry, Dominic's work focused on current issues such as Germany's and the EU's preparations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Copenhagen (Denmark).
Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, Dominic worked from 2004 to 2008 in Washington, DC as a Research Associate and Policy Analyst for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)—one of the leading non-profit environmental advocacy organizations in the USA. While there, Dominic focused on the political and economic aspects of international and US climate change policy and emissions trading systems.
After graduating from the University of Dayton (Ohio, USA) in 2002 with a degree in philosophy and a minor in economics, Dominic studied environmental ethics at the University of Augsburg on a Fulbright Scholarship.