Geography 2050

Mr. David Sandalow

Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

David Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy and co-Director of the Energy and Environment Concentration at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He founded and directs the Center’s U.S.-China Program. Mr. Sandalow has served in senior positions at the White House, State Department and U.S. Department of Energy. He served as Under Secretary of Energy the U.S. Department of Energy and as Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs. Before this, Mr. Sandalow was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment & Science and a Senior Director on the National Security Council staff. Mr. Sandalow’s passions include energy and climate policy. Recent works include Guide to Chinese Climate Policy (July 2018), A Natural Gas Giant Awakens (June 2018, co-author), The Geopolitics of Renewable Energy (2017, co-author), Financing Solar and Wind Power: Lessons from Oil and Gas (2017, co-author), CO2 Utilization Roadmap 2.0 (2017, project chair) and The History and Future of the Clean Energy Ministerial (2016). Other works include Plug-In Electric Vehicles: What Role for Washington? (2009) (editor), U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change (2009) (co-author) and Freedom from Oil (2008). Mr. Sandalow graduated from University of Michigan Law School and Yale College.