• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

David Sandalow

Columbia University

Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy

David Sandalow is the Inaugural Fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP). He also serves as Director of the Energy and Environment Concentration at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Mr. Sandalow founded and directs CGEP’s US-China Program and is author of the Guide to Chinese Climate Policy. He teaches a 1-2 month short course each year as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University and is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Mr. Sandalow chairs the ICEF Innovation Roadmap Project. In that capacity, he has led development of roadmaps on low-carbon ammonia, biomass carbon removal and storage, industrial decarbonization, direct air capture and carbon dioxide utilization, among other topics. Mr. Sandalow has served in senior positions at the White House, State Department and U.S. Department of Energy. He came to Columbia from the U.S. Department of Energy, where he served as Under Secretary of Energy (acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs. Prior to serving at DOE, 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 serves as a director of Enagás, SA and Fermata Energy and senior advisor to BCG. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Yale College.

Sessions With David Sandalow

Monday, 6 March

  • 05:30pm - 06:10pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 11:30 pm - 07/mar/2023 12:10 am

    Financing Tomorrow's Road System: How to tax EV users

    The imminent boom in new EV sales across leading global markets is starting to expose a new concern for regulators: rapidly shrinking fuel taxation revenues. This is already becoming present in leading EV markets around the world, such as Norway. Will other markets be next? A new taxation system is needed to help fund existing and future roads, transportation and safeguard future government taxation revenue; is road pricing inevitable? Join our panel discussion to learn more about the scale of the problem, as well as potential solutions currently being considered by governments and experts around the world. 

Wednesday, 8 March