C3E 2012: Looking Ahead to the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial

David Sandalow, Acting Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

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The MIT Energy Initiative and the US Department of Energy hosted an invitation-only Women in Clean Energy Symposium on September 28, 2012. This symposium – for leaders who have helped advance the careers of women in clean energy, academics, other experts in clean energy, and students who are studying clean energy disciplines – will help lay the foundation for a broader, continuing effort to enable and support the careers of women in clean energy.

Introduced by Caroline McGregor of the US Department of Energy (DOE), David Sandalow, Acting Under Secretary for the US DOE wraps up the day by sharing his vision of the future and the role energy will play in it.

For more information about C3E and to view additional videos from this event, visit the C3E website.

About the Speaker

David Sandalow
Acting Under Secretary
US Department of Energy

As Under Secretary of Energy (Acting), Mr. David Sandalow helps oversee the Department of Energy’s renewable energy, energy efficiency, fossil energy, nuclear energy and electricity delivery programs. As Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, he helps coordinate policy and manage international activities at the Department. Prior to being confirmed as Assistant Secretary, 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). He has written widely on energy and environmental policy, including op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times and other publications.

Previously, Mr. Sandalow 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 and Executive Vice President, World Wildlife Fund - U.S.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (JD) and Yale College (BA Philosophy).