David Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at Columbia University's new Center on Global Energy Policy. He is a senior adviser to Garten Rothkopf LLC and member of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Selection Committee. 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. As Under Secretary (Acting), Mr. Sandalow helped oversee DOE’s renewable energy, energy efficiency, fossil energy, nuclear energy and electricity delivery programs, with a budget of more than $3.5 billion per year. As Assistant Secretary, he helped coordinate policy development and international activities at the Department.
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 the author of Freedom from Oil (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and editor of Plug-In Electric Vehicles: What Role for Washington? (Brookings Press, 2009). He speaks and writes widely on energy and environment policy and has served as a moderator at many conferences including the Clinton Global Initiative and World Future Energy Summit. Mr. Sandalow is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (JD) and Yale College (BA Philosophy).more » « less