David Sandalow

Former Under Secretary of Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs

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As Under Secretary of Energy (Acting), David Sandalow helped to oversee the Department’s renewable energy, energy efficiency, fossil energy, nuclear energy and electricity delivery programs. As Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, he helped coordinate policy and manage international activities at the Department. Prior to his service at the Department, Mr. Sandalow was Energy & Environment Scholar and a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program of the Brookings Institution, as well as Energy & Climate Change Working Group Chair at the Clinton Global Initiative. He is the author of Freedom from Oil (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and editor of Plug-In Electric Vehicles: What Role for Washington? (Brookings Press, 2009). Mr. Sandalow has written widely on energy and environmental policy, including op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times and other publications. Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment & Science, a Senior Director on the National Security Council staff, an Associate Director on the staff of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Mr. Sandalow is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (JD) and Yale College (BA Philosophy). 

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A Global Sustainable Energy Future
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Acting Under Secretary of Energy David Sandalow's remarks, as delivered, at the Columbia University Energy Symposium on November 30, 2012.

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October 25, 2011

On Friday, October 21, Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, David Sandalow, addressed Yale University on the subject of...

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Accelerating the Transition to Clean Energy Technologies
April 5, 2011

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