David Sandalow

Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy
Inaugural Fellow

David Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at Columbia University’s Center on
Global Energy Policy, where he directs the US-China Energy & Climate
program and works on a wide range of issues including the future of the
electric grid, renewables finance and CO2 utilization.  Prior to joining
Columbia, Mr. Sandalow served in senior positions at the U.S. Department
of Energy, including Under Secretary of Energy (Acting) and Assistant
Secretary for Policy & International Affairs.  Prior to serving at DOE,
Mr. Sandalow was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, as well as
Energy & Climate Change Working Group Chair at the Clinton Global
Initiative.  He has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans,
Environment & Science and a Senior Director on the National Security
Council staff.

Mr. Sandalow is lead author of Meeting China’s Shale Gas Goals (Columbia
Center on Global Energy Policy, September 2014), editor of Plug-In
Electric Vehicles: What Role for Washington? (Brookings Press, 2009) and
co-author of U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change (Brookings 2009,
with Ken Lieberthal).  He is the author of Freedom from Oil (McGraw-Hill,
2008) and dozens of articles and op-eds.  He speaks widely on energy and
climate policy and has served as a moderator at many conferences
including the Clinton Global Initiative, World Future Energy Summit,
ARPA-E Summit and Clean Energy Ministerial.

Mr. Sandalow is a Senior Advisor to Highview Power Storage, a Director of
Fermata and NextEnergy and Honorary Chair of the Energy Storage
Association’s 2015 Annual Conference.  He is a Senior Research Fellow at
the Center for Strategy and Policy at Tsinghua University.  Mr. Sandalow
is member of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Selection Committee,
University of Michigan Energy Institute’s Advisory Board, the Electric
Drive Transport Association’s “Hall of Fame” and the Council on Foreign
Relations.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and
Yale College.