Columbia University Press Release
Published: Thursday, June 12, 2013
Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326, [email protected]
New York, NY – David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University´s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), was named to the Electric Drive Transport Association’s “Hall of Fame” today in recognition of his work to advance and support electric drive.
David Sandalow is a former Acting Under Secretary of Energy and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. He joined the Center on Global Energy Policy earlier this month as the Center´s first Fellow.
“It is my honor today to help induct David Sandalow into the Electric Drive Transportation Association Hall of Fame,” said EDTA President Brian Wynne. “He worked tirelessly to establish the building blocks of electric drive success during his tenure at the Department of Energy and previous work at esteemed institutions like Brookings. Without that vision, we would not be where we are at today. We are delighted that David’s expertise will continue to benefit our nation through his involvement at the Center on Global Energy Policy.”
The EDTA inductees are chosen by the EDTA Board of Directors, who are all industry leaders themselves and many are also previous winners. Founded in 2003, the EDTA seeks to honor leaders for their vision for electric drive, their contributions to its advancement and their lasting impact across the industry.Previous winnersinclude: Senator Orrin Hatch, Edward Kjaer, and Robert C. Stempel.
Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, said, “We´re thrilled that David has been recognized for his important contributions and we look forward to his continued commitment to this work during his time at the Center.”
David Sandalow joined the Center on Global Energy Policy on June 1 and will be a fellow until May 31, 2014. As part of the Fellows program, he will research and write, offer not-for-credit study groups with students, and otherwise contribute to Columbia University’s robust and deep intellectual community focused on energy issues.
About the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University (CGEP)
TheCenter on Global Energy Policy provides independent, balanced, data-driven analysis to help policymakers navigate the complex world of energy. We approach energy as a economic, security, geopolitical, and environmental concern. And we draw on the resources of a world-class institution, faculty with real-world experience, and a location in the world’s finance and media capital. Website:http://energypolicy.columbia.edu. Twitter: @ColumbiaUEnergy
About the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
SIPA’s mission is to empower people to serve the global public interest. Our goal is to foster economic growth, sustainable development, social progress, and democratic governance by educatingpublic policy professionals, producing policy-related research, and conveying the results to the world. Based in New York City, with a student body that is 50 percent international and educational partners in cities around the world, SIPA is the mostglobal of public policy schools. For more information, please visit sipa.columbia.edu.