Environment California Staff
Michelle Kinman is our Clean Energy Advocate, managing priority campaigns for greater expansion of clean energy in California and a reduced reliance on dirty and unsafe energy resources such as oil, natural gas and nuclear power.
She recently co-authored the reports "California's Solar Cities 2012: Leaders in the Race Toward a Clean Energy Future" and "Building a Brighter Future: California’s Progress Toward a Million Solar Roofs." She has been interviewed on numerous television and radio programs, including NBC News Conference and Fox's Money with Melissa Francis, and has been quoted by news outlets including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and the Associated Press.
Michelle co-founded and from 2003-mid-2011 served as Deputy Director of Crude Accountability, an organization that works with communities negatively impacted by oil and gas development in the Caspian Sea region. She began working in the Caspian in 1997 to ensure that the concerns of local communities were heard and addressed by decision-makers in the international arena, particularly the World Bank and oil companies.
Michelle holds a graduate certificate in Environmental Policy and Management, with an emphasis on Energy and Sustainability, from the University of Denver, and a BA in International Studies and Russian Language and Literature from Washington University in St. Louis.